Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier Pick, 10/24/2020 Predictions UFC 254 Odds
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Robert Whittaker will take on Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The opener has Whittaker at -105 while Cannonier is priced at -115.
Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker looks to add a victory to his career total of 22-5-0. The 29-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Jared "The Killa Gorilla" Cannonier measures in at 5'11" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 13-4-0. The 36-year-old reaches 77". With respect to significant strikes, Robert Whittaker is connecting on 4.51 per minute while Jared Cannonier is landing 3.72 significant strikes per min. Whittaker connects on 40% of the significant strikes he tries while Cannonier lands 51%. Regarding defense, "The Reaper" takes 3.43 significant strikes per minute and "The Killa Gorilla" absorbs 2.82. Whittaker also defends against 61% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Cannonier defends against 66% of the shots thrown.
Regarding takedowns, Robert Whittaker is the more effective wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.46 times per 15 minutes. Whittaker is scoring a takedown on 30% of his tries and defending 84% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Cannonier is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of his takedown tries and is stopping 51% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submissions, Whittaker is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.2 subs per 15 minutes while Cannonier looks to get 0.4 subs per 15 min.
In his last fight, Robert Whittaker faced Darren Till and wound up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 5. Till ended up landing 50 of 108 total strikes that he let go. Whittaker ended the night having landed 100 of 188 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Till landed 41 of 99, which means his percentage was 41%. He ended up landing 29 of 86 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Whittaker landed 43% of his significant strikes by landing 69 of 157. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 32 of 116 to the head. 75% of the significant strikes landed by Till and 82% of them connected on by Whittaker were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Jared Cannonier, he battled Jack Hermansson and took home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Hermansson ended up landing 95% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Cannonier ended up connecting on 35% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Cannonier ended up landing 52% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 28 of 53. He landed 21 of 43 significant strikes to the head. Hermansson ended up landing 20 of 42 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 5 of 21 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Hermansson ended up landing 22 of 45 and Cannonier landed 29 of 54 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Alexander Volkov faces off with Walt Harris. Volkov looks to add a win to his record of 31-8-0. The 31-year-old weighs 250 lbs and measures 6'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Harris stands 6'5" and tips the scales at 250 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a career record of 13-8-0. The 37-year-old has an arm span of 77". In the grappling category, Alexander Volkov gets his opposition to the mat 0.72 times per 3 rds and Walt Harris takes his opponents down 0.32 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Volkov is connecting on 4.65 strikes/min and is landing 58% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Walt Harris, who is landing 39% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 2.97 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Ion Cutelaba is set to enter the Octagon against Magomed Ankalaev. Ankalaev will be looking to add a win to his career total of 13-1-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Cutelaba stands 6'1" and weighs 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 15-5-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 75". In terms of grappling, Magomed Ankalaev is able to stop 85% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 33% of his attempts. Cutelaba is finishing his takedowns on 71% of his tries and is able to defend against 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Ankalaev absorbs 1.24 strikes/minute and he is landing 3.46 strikes per minute. Cutelaba, on the other side, absorbs 3.26 strikes per minute and is dealing 5.29 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Jared Cannonier (-115)
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