UFC ON ESPN 29: Cannonier vs Gastelum 08/21/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC ON ESPN 29 Cannonier vs Gastelum 08-21-2021 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC ON ESPN 29: Cannonier vs Gastelum 08/21/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship took a week break and is back for another exciting fight card happening this Saturday, August 21 with UFC on ESPN 29. The UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the closed-door venue for the event. Fans can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View to watch the matches. The biggest draw for this evening will feature a middleweight bout. The third-ranked contender Jared Cannonier will be stepping inside the cage to challenge the veteran and ninth-ranked Kelvin Gastelum. It is seen in UFC online betting that Kelvin Gastelum is the underdog to this match against the fast-rising Jared Cannonier.

UFC ON ESPN 29: Cannonier vs Gastelum 08/21/2021

When: Saturday, August 21, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 29: Cannonier vs Gastelum 08/21/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jared Cannonier +120 Kelvin Gastelum -140

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Jared Cannonier

Jared Cannonier goes by a very cool ring name as “The Killa Gorilla” and he is a fighter that hails from Anchorage, Alaska in the United States. He will be representing the MMA Lab in this upcoming match. Cannonier is six feet tall and has been competing mostly at the middleweight division for most of his career. He has a 13-5 record with nine of those victories coming from knockouts while also owning two submissions. This fighter managed to beat David Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermansson from a span of a year and a half. His most recent match was against Robert Whittaker in UFC 254 and lost via unanimous decision.

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum is a 29-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Yuma, Arizona in the United States. His fighting skills have been polished by the Kings MMA fight stable and will be representing them as well. Gastelum stands at five-foot-nine and has been naturally fighting at the middleweight division. He will be bringing his 16-7 professional MMA record and those wins are divided into six knockouts, six decisions and four submissions. After picking up a unanimous decision win over Ian Heinisch, he was able to snap a three-match skid. This fighter was not able to carry the momentum to the next match in UFC on ESPN 22 falling to Robert Whittaker in a five-round spectacle.

Cannonier vs Gastelum Betting Numbers

Record 13-5-0 16-7-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country USA USA
Height 6’0″ 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (in) 77 71
Win by KO/TKO 69% 38%
Win by Submission 15% 25%
Decisions 15% 38%
Strikes landed per minute 3.70 3.52
Striking accuracy 52% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.09 3.24
Striking defense 64% 57%
Takedown average 0.16 1.16
Takedown accuracy 33% 37%
Takedown defense 54% 62%
Submission average 0.00 0.10

Cannonier vs Gastelum Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting match as Jason Cannonier looks to earn a possible title shot against Israel Adesanya. Both fighters have been halted by top contender Robert Whittaker but veteran fighter Kelvin Gastelum is seen in the online sportsbook as the riskier bet.