Jared ‘The Killa Gorilla’ Cannonier is a USA-based professional mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the Middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC. At this moment is he is the No.3 ranked UFC middleweight fighter.
Jared is considered one of the best middleweights in the UFC. He has competed across several divisions in the UFC, from middleweight, light-heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions. He has been competing in this promotion for the last seven years.
Jared Cannonier UFC record
Jared debuted in the UFC as an undefeated fighter and was looking for a promising contender before entering the UFC roster. In his debut, he faced Shawn Jordan in a Heavyweight match at UFC 182 and he lost the fight via knockout in the first round. He fought one more fight at heavyweight before moving down to the light-heavyweight. He had a mixed ride in the light-heavyweight division, where he scored some amazing wins but also went on to face consecutive losses against the top guys. He then decides to move down to the middleweight division where he found his rhythm and looked solid until his last loss against former champion Robert Whittaker.
Jared’s UFC record is 6-5 and his overall MMA record is 13-5.
Jared Cannonier’s next fight
Jared was scheduled to face Paulo Costa on August 21, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 29. However, in June, Paulo Costa withdrew from the fight due to unknown reasons. Costa later claimed he never signed the bout agreement and issues with his payment, while not confirming them as the reason for his withdrawal. It was later confirmed that Kelvin Gastelum will be replacing Costa. The fight will be a great opportunity for Jared to get a win over the former interim title challenger.
Jared Cannonier’s Heavyweight stint
Jared has been a part of the UFC roster for the past 7 years and in those years he has fought across Middleweight, Light-heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions.
In his first heavyweight fight, he fought Shawn Jordan. In his light-heavyweight debut he faced off against Ion Cutelaba and in his middleweight debut, he secured a win over former UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Jared Cannonier’s Net Worth
As of August 2021, Cannonier has estimated UFC career earnings of $973,000 according to The Sports Daily. Jared earned a huge paycheck of $159,000 for his fight against David Branch in 2018. His biggest paycheck was $195,000 which he got after his fight against Hermansson in 2019.
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