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Free Struggle: Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson

Free Struggle: Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson

Jared Cannonier is the subsequent man as much as problem Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title, and a number of the earlier performances from ‘The Killa Gorilla’ greater than present that he’s as much as the duty.

Thoughts you, there are few more durable asks than beating Israel Adesanya at 185-pounds. In actual fact, nobody has ever performed it earlier than. Adesanya’s sole profession defeat got here by the hands of former gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, who was in a position to make use of his dimension and grappling prowess to flummox the Nigerian-born Kiwi.

So with that in thoughts, does Cannonier’s expertise at greater weight courses serve him in good stead? He’s certainly one of simply two males to carry KO or TKO wins in three separate weight divisions within the UFC (we’ll let you determine who the opposite one is) however has settled in properly at middleweight the place he has wracked off successive wins in opposition to Derek Brunson and Kelvin Gastelum, so as to add to current victories in opposition to the likes of Anderson Silva, Jack Hermansson and David Department.

None of these males possesses fairly the identical instruments as the person he’ll tackle within the UFC 276 major occasion in a few weeks time — however should you wanted a the rest of the kind of tempo and energy that Cannonier brings with him to the cage, look no additional than his conclusive win in opposition to Brunson beneath.

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