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UFC 254: Whittaker vs Cannonier 10/24/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 254 Whittaker vs Cannonier 10-24-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 254: Whittaker vs Cannonier 10/24/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been saving up their best event for this month with UFC 254 happening this Saturday, October 24. The event location is in “Fight Island” or better known as Flash Forum, Yas Island and that is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pay Per View is the best way to catch the match while UFC Fight Pass subscribers can also enjoy the fights. The main event will be a unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje for the UFC lightweight championship. Co-headlining them is top middleweights Robert Whittaker taking on Jared Cannonier for the chance to earn a title shot against UFC Champion Israel Adesanya. It is seen by UFC Betting Odds that this fight will be the closest in the entire fight card with Jared Canonnier owning a very small edge against Robert Whittaker.

When: Saturday, October 24, 2:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 254: Whittaker vs Cannonier 10/24/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Robert Whittaker -106 Jared Cannonier -118

Main Card

Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker is a 29-year-old fighter that came all the way from Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. He carries two ring names with “The Reaper” and “Bobby Knuckles”. In this upcoming fight, Whittaker will be representing PMA Super Martial Arts. Heading to this match, Whittaker now has a 21- professional MMA record with nine wins through the way of knockout. He was the former UFC Middleweight champion and held the title for 660 days from December 7, 2017 to October 6, 2019. He lost the title to Israel Adesanya and his last match was just this July when he headlined UFC on ESPN. Whittaker was put inside the same cage as Darren Till and the fight went to a full five rounds with him coming out on top with a unanimous decision.

Jared Cannonier

Jared Cannonier is an MMA veteran at 36 years old and he is an American fighter that hails from Anchorage, Alaska. He carries a cool ring name in “The Killa Gorilla” and has been training under MMA Lab. Cannonier is carrying a 13-4 professional fighting record and those wins are divided into nine knockouts, two submissions and two decisions. He has been fighting in the UFC since January 2015 and has risen up to the rankings with a three-fight winning streak heading to this fight. In his last three victories, he was able to dispose of David Brank, Anderson Silva and the latest was against Jack Hermansson in UFC Fight Night 160 just back in September 2019. In that match, Cannonier knocked out Hemansson in the second round with punches.

Whittaker vs Cannonier Betting Numbers

Whittaker
Cannonier
Record 22-5-0 13-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Australia USA
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight 185 185
Reach 77 77
Win by KO/TKO 43% 69%
Win by Submission 24% 15%
Decisions 33% 15%
Strikes landed per minute 4.51 3.72
Striking accuracy 40% 51%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.43 2.82
Striking defense 61% 66%
Takedown average 0.46 0.18
Takedown accuracy 30% 33%
Takedown defense 84% 51%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Whittaker vs Cannonier Betting Picks

This is a fight is really close to call but expect Cannonier to take the fight more on the stand-up while Whittaker will be the one trying to pull the takedowns. Nonetheless, Online Sportsbook has Whittaker on the advantage since he is more creative in finishing his opponents.