UFC Fight Night: Jared Cannonier and his 3 best KO wins in MMA: ‘The Killa Gorilla’ Jared Cannonier has fallen prey to his opponent multiple times. However, his unprecedented physique and knockout abilities continue to tout him as one of the scariest fighters in the middleweight division. The 3rd ranked contender of the roster, Cannonier will face Kelvin Gastelum next on the upcoming UFC Fight Night.
On grabbing a win, he will possibly earn a title shot. Meanwhile, all of it has come in a span of six years in the promotion. While the nearing UFC Fight Night appears to be his ticket to a title shot, Jared Cannonier’s recent fights has already earned him the absolute top-tier status.
Although Robert Whittaker has put a quell on his unbeaten run, Cannonier can resurrect himself in the nearing UFC Fight Night. Here’s a look back at his best 3 KOs.
UFC Fight Night:- Jared Cannonier vs Jack Hermansson
While Covid-19 was just putting a scratch on the entire world, Jared Cannonier scored a sensational KO over ‘The Joker’ in a headlining event in September 2019. It wasn’t even a close competition. ‘The Killa Gorilla’ came as the aggressor from the first round and outstroke Hermansson several times. While many had predicted ‘The Joker’ to come back in round two, reality turned out to be very different for them.
Jared Cannonier shot a punch to the head from a distance and fed Hermanson to the canvas. It was a clear stoppage as the middleweight division saw absolute dominance from one of it’s own. But it was just another KO in a three-fight streak for ‘The Killa Golla’.
‘The Killa Gorilla’ stops ‘The Spider’
Still a surging fighter in the 185 lbs division, Cannonier beat one of the all-time legends of the division at UFC 237. Although Anderson Silva had passed his prime by then, his experience and IQ were still a challenge to Cannonier.
However, the switch-stance fighter closed the bout in round one. He planted a leg kick on Anderson Silva and curbed the Brazilian legend. Hence, Kelvin Gastelum might have to be very alert about facing Cannonier in the nearing UFC Fight Night.
UFC Fight Night: Jared Cannonier vs David Branch
In the undercard of UFC 230, Jared Cannonier began his three-fight KO streak by making David Branch his first victim. He brought fans to their toes by knocking out Branch in the second round of the fight. Akin to Silva, Branch also had no response to Cannonier’s leg kicks.
It was a massive step up for Cannonier’s career, who almost got near a title shot with his wins However, Robert Whittaker nailed him down. The upcoming UFC fight night against Kelvin Gastelum can still bring back Cannonier in the mix.