The main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night is the clash between Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland. This is the middleweight bout between two top ten guys waiting for their chance to attack the belt.

Before Betting on Cannonier vs. Strickland

Cannonier had his opportunity to win the UFC middleweight title, but Israel Adesanya ripped him apart throughout five rounds at the UFC 276. We haven’t seen anything worthy of mentioning from the Killa Gorilla back then. Cannonier is a devastating puncher, which comes from his physic, as he used to be a heavyweight and light heavyweight fighter.

Cannonier’s record is 15 wins and 6 defeats, of which most are against the top names of the divisions he fought in. Jan Blachowicz, Dominick Reyes, Robert Whittaker, Glover Teixeira, all these guys beat the Americans. He holds triumphs over Ion Cutelaba, David Branch, Jack Hermansson, Derek Brunson.

Strickland was on the rise, but after six straight victories, he was ferociously knocked out by Alex Pereira in a title-eliminator battle that would later see Pereira beating Adesanya. The Tarzan ate one punch that would obliterate and immediately knock him out.

He is an excellent boxer with a nice sense of moving inside the octagon and sending punches, and his personality inside and outside the ring is always drawing additional attention to his battles. He has wins over Hermansson, Uriah Hall, Brendan Allen, etc, and so far Strickland has 25 wins and four defeats.

Cannonier vs. Strickland UFC Offshore Odds

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Cannonier is our pick here because he is much bigger than Strickland and his punches are pretty powerful. Now, Strickland’s chin was exposed against Pereira, and given the fact that the Killa Gorilla also has a one-punch KO power, our pick is the No.3 in the division.