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UFC Fight Night: Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Fight Preview & Analysis

Saba Sozashvili
15 Aug 2021
09:50
UFC Fight Night: Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Fight Preview & Analysis

The headlining of the event is going to be a middleweight clash between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum. 

Jared is a very experienced UFC veteran. He started his career as a Heavyweight. After that, he changed his division and fought in light-heavyweight for two years. Finally, since 2018 he is fighting in the middleweight division.

The Middleweight division is where he archived success. He defeated the legendary Anderson Silva via TKO and Jack Hermansson. The last time he graced the octagon from inside at UFC 254. He fought against Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and was defeated via a Unanimous Decision.

Jared’s next rival is going to be Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin is only 29 years old, but he has a veteran’s experience. Unfortunately, his career has not been promising in the last fights. In his previous five contests, he won only once. But these losses are against solid guys. Kelvin made his UFC debut in 2013. And in his debut fight, he defeated Uriah Hall via Split decision. After several victories, he shared the octagon with Tyron Woodley, and he suffered his first-ever UFC loss. Finally, after defeating Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Ronaldo Souza, he earned his interim title shot against Israel Adesanya. Israel Adesanya is the middleweight champion since 2019, up to now.

Kelvin gave the current champion one of the most brutal and tough fights in his career. After that, Kelvin lost the fights against English rising stars Darren Till, Jack Hermansson, and Robbert Whittaker. Kelvin shares the octagon with the best and is not afraid of challenges, so people should not underrate his skills.

Bet on Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum with 1xBet

In this bout, Bookmakers think that Jared should be the favorite. His betting odds, according to 1xBet, is 1.63. And for Kelvin, the bookmaker gives 2.29. The odds are very close, but still, Jared is slightly favorite.

It should not surprise MMA fans. Kelvin is having a bad time, while Jared is at the peak of his shape. Both fighters prefer striking, and Jared has a massive advantage in reach. Jared has 15 CM longer reach than Kelvin.

Both fighters are very experienced, but if we compare these two fighters, we can say that Kelvin is more experienced. Even though Jared is eight years older than Kelvin, who is only 29 years old, Kelvin has fought against almost every big name of the Middleweight division.

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