A number of folks with information of the promotion’s plans, who requested anonymity as a result of the information wasn’t publicly introduced, confirmed an MMA Junkie report of Cannonier position for Saturday’s battle. The 39-year-old Texas native will weigh in for the occasion and step up in case of any points with the scheduled headliner.
UFC 293 takes place Saturday at Qudos Financial institution Area in Sydney. The occasion’s essential card airs dwell on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Cannonier fell quick for the title 14 months in the past when he confronted champ Adesanya at UFC 276. The setback snapped a 5-1 run he constructed at middleweight after competing within the mild heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.
Since then, Cannonier has gained back-to-back fights, outpointing Strickland and, most lately, two-time title challenger Marvin Vettori.