Jared Cannonier, who likes has a title shot on the line when he fights Robert Whittaker this weekend at UFC 254, discusses the spiritual side of the sport ahead of the fight, and having the attention of champ Israel Adesanya. UFC middleweight Jared Cannonier continued his impressive run in the division with a second-round knockout of Jack Hermansson at UFC Copenhagen last year. The pair were originally booked for UFC 248 in March. “I'm just happy with the win, after my fight in July, me and my team just wanted to get back in there. Or maybe he’s just done it longer than I have and, I don’t know.

UFC 254 results, highlights: Robert Whittaker outduels Jared Cannonier for decision victory 'The Reaper' inched one step closer to a rematch for the middleweight title with Israel Adesanya The Sydney striker beat Darren Till in Abu Dhabi in July, and will eye another shot at the title. Cannonier switched between stances and looked to be making his own marker with leg kicks as the first round came to a close. The former middleweight champion outsmarted Cannonier over three rounds in the UFC 254 co-headliner. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Robert Whittaker beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 254, Cannonier's eye completely shut during the fight, Whittaker won the fight by points in the UFC 254 co-headliner, Whittaker landed a big head kick in the final round, Whittaker will eye a rematch against Israel Adesanya, who lost the belt to Israel Adesanya last year, The Sydney striker beat Darren Till in Abu Dhabi in July. UFC 254 results: Robert Whittaker outlasts Jared Cannonier in hard-hitting scrap. Towards the end of the session, Cannonier was troubled with two combinations, leaving him with it all to do in the third and final round. Cannonier frankly has the attention of Israel Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion, and one of its fastest rising stars. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Whittaker found home with an early right hand and was able to control the distance with his low-held jab. Martial arts was a spiritual thing before it became a physical thing. Not long after UFC 248, the UFC was forced into a two-month hiatus as the coronavirus pandemic hit hard. However, the fact that Whittaker did get burned out on MMA “lets me know a few things,” he added. Whittaker, who lost the belt to Israel Adesanya last year, got the judges verdict - his second on Fight Island. “When you start talking energy, we all know that I love talking about energy, and working with energy, and stuff like that man. Whittaker’s left jab is one of the most powerful and efficient in MMA, and he found a home with them early and often, then followed up with straight rights whenever the opportunity presented itself. © 2020 Cageside Press, except where indicated, UFC 254: Jared Cannonier Believes Adesanya Sees His Spiritual Energy, UFC 254’s Casey Kenney: With All Due Respect, UFC Vet Bobby Voelker On Bellator Debut: “I Want My Knockout,…, Ahead of Octagon Debut at UFC 254, Miranda Maverick Still Studying,…, TUF 27 Winner Brad Katona On Why He Didn’t Sign With…, CES 61’s Fabio Cherant Looking to Punch Ticket to the UFC…, UFC 254 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov Finishes Justin Gaethje, Retires, UFC 254 Results: Robert Whittaker Wins in Great Fight Against Jared…, UFC 254 Results: Alexander Volkov Stops Walt Harris With Body Kick, UFC 254 Results: Phil Hawes Destroys Jacob Malkoun Quickly in Debut, UFC 254 Aftermath: It’s Time for a Lightweight Tournament, UFC 254: Rest Assured, Khabib vs. Gaethje is the Better Fight, Weekly MMA Prospect Report: A Quick Look at Taura MMA, UFC 254: Cannonier Looks to Stop Whittaker En Route to Adesanya, UFC 254: Alexander Volkov Believes It’s Possible to Break Walt Harris, UFC 254’s Robert Whittaker Believes He Can “Play It Differently” in Second Adesanya Fight, UFC 254: Magomed Ankalaev Wants Shogun, Anthony Smith Next, GSP, Bones, Conor: Three Champs Give Their Take on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Retirement, Bellator 251: Jaylon Bates to Make Professional Debut Against Joe Supino, UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Weigh-In Results, UFC: Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett Set for December 19, UFC 254: Walt Harris Reflects on Takeaways from Overeem Loss, Upcoming Volkov Fight, UFC: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev Rebooked for November 14. This is the biggest fight of my career.

Lead Correspondent - Besides Cageside Press, Gabriel Gonzalez is also the lead reporter for MMA Uncaged and is one of the hosts of the "MMA Daily" podcast. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Whittaker pulled out, amidst a swarm of rumors involving the health of his daughter. All three judges scored the bout 29-28 in favour of Whittaker, to put him back in title contention. Sky Sports and BT Sport 'want £14.95 PPV SCRAPPED' after angry fans' boycott, Guy Mowbray deletes Twitter following fan backlash over Rashford comment, History-maker Lewis Hamilton breaks Schumacher's record with 92nd career win, Gunners have goal disallowed in cagey affair, Moment Man Utd star Luke Shaw ignores Fernandes' instructions in Chelsea draw, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Walt Harris via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:15. He let out a huge war cry after the win, and said: “He was tough, really tough.

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It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Our data provider is having technical issues, live scoring and stats are impacted. Khabib Nurmagomedov dominates Justin Gaethje, retires after UFC 254 submission win, UFC 254 results: Alexander Volkov stops Walt Harris with body kick, Lauren Murphy dominates, finishes and then uses her mic time perfectly at UFC 254, Of course Tai Tuivasa eventually celebrated his UFC 254 win with a shoey, UFC 254 results: Tai Tuivasa knocks out Stefan Struve in last second of first round, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, NYPD officer suspended for saying 'Trump 2020' over patrol vehicle speaker, What grocery stores looked like when you were growing up. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. I think we’re looking at each other right here,” he stated, pointing to the “mind’s eye” area of his forehead.

When it comes to his fight with Whittaker, it’s a bout that has been a long time coming for Jared Cannonier. A title fight is definitely coming for me next,” said Cannonier, who is in the co-main event against ex-champ Robert Whittaker this weekend. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). This was affirmed in the third when Whittaker landed a combo, then dropped Cannonier with a head kick that would have finished many foes.

Alexander Volkov def. UFC 254 takes place on “Fight Island” (Yas Island) in Abu Dhabi at the Flash Forum on Saturday, October 24. Robert Whittaker let's out a war cry after a huge win over Jared Cannonier #UFC254 pic.twitter.com/pOURe2Ehur. Be sure to check us out on social media via the links listed, or visit our About/Contact page to leave feedback, meet our staff, or get in touch! “That he don’t love it as much as I do maybe. ROBERT WHITTAKER left Jared Cannonier's eye completely shut as he moved closer to a rematch with Israel Adesanya. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. In the second, Whittaker's jab proved the decider, as it set him up to land the right hand behind it. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site.

He knocked out Branch in the second round and followed that with a … So that’s pretty awesome that he recognizes that.”. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Alexander Volkov def.

The opening round started as a cagey affair between the pair, with Cannonier happy to stand and trade with the Aussie. “Happy to get the win. Cannonier was left stumbling backwards and eventually hit the canvas, where he held on for dear life. Jared Cannonier -121 vs. Robert Whittaker +100, middleweight (185 pounds) Whittaker held the middleweight title until Israel Adesanya finished him in October 2019.

UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs Dos Santos Apr. 10, 2016 KO/TKO Punch 1 2:44 loss. “Of my career, yes. At the last minute, he thought better of it. It was a mental thing before it was a physical thing. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Abu Dhabi, UAE — Middleweight contender Jared Cannonier was all set to give the standard answer to the question of “is this the biggest fight of your career?” during UFC 254’s media day this week. We are working with them to enable your sports experiences again as quickly as possible. “But there’s a spiritual aspect to this as well. 2: Jared Cannonier waxes philosophical on expectations for greatness By MMA Junkie Staff October 20, 2020 2:15 pm Follow @MMAjunkie shares On the other hand, his opponent now seems to be in a better place. Whittaker came out for the last five minutes intent on keeping up the momentum, outboxing his man at range. “People pull out all the time.

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He was able to make it to his feet, and even landed a combination to momentarily rock Whittaker. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. View our online Press Pack. Somebody had to feel it.”, With over 100 fights between different disciplines, Adesanya no doubt knows that, suggested Cannonier. Maybe it’s not a good environment to do it in, right? I'm going straight home to for Christmas.”. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya had marked Jared Cannonier as his next challenger, so long as he defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 254. He also seemed to recognize he needed a finish, as he picked up the pace over the remainder of the round, but Whittaker answered right back and never gave Cannonier the opportunity for a home run shot. Jared Cannonier’s UFC record was below .500 when he was matched up against David Branch in 2018. We value your readership. When I heard he pulled out, I was just hoping that it wasn’t the worst,” Cannonier explained ahead of UFC 254. To me, that means something different to what other people would mean,” Cannonier explained. The fight’s first two rounds continued in this manner, with Cannonier throwing kicks, but Whittaker throwing punches at a higher volume. Eventually, it turned out that he’d been injured, and was frankly burned out on MMA.

679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. To that, Cannonier suggested that “real recognize real.”, “[Adesanya] said in his interview that he loves my energy. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Jared Cannonier says injury recovery left him stronger, better. Adesanya promised to face Cannonier if the American had won, but could instead focus on a grudge match with Jon Jones. In the co-main event of UFC 254, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker took on rising contender Jared Cannonier in what was essentially a number one contender matchup to … “He says he’s having fun, he’s enjoying it, and all that stuff.”. The main card airs live on PPV following televised and online prelims. Maybe he’s got some issues in his gym.”, The Australian seemed to hint at that during some of the promotional footage this week, noted Cannonier. ROBERT WHITTAKER left Jared Cannonier's eye completely shut as he moved closer to a rematch with Israel Adesanya.

“We see each other right there.”, “That’s huge, especially in our sport, where a lot of people just look at the physicality of the sport, and then tap into the mentality of the sport as well,” he continued. And while it felt like something near a stalemate over the first round and a half, by the midway point of Round 2, Cannonier’s right eye began to swell, and Whittaker seemed to have more in the tank.

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