Jared Cannonier isn’t fascinating in something aside from a title shot or a No. 1 contender combat, and it’s onerous to argue towards him.
Cannonier (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) seemed spectacular in a five-round determination win over a sturdy Kelvin Gastelum (17-8 MMA, 11-8 UFC) within the headlining bout of this previous weekend’s UFC on ESPN 29 occasion. Cannonier was initially anticipated to face Brazilian contender Paulo Costa, however “Borrachinha” handed on the proposed matchup in favor of an October reserving with Marvin Vettori.
By returning to motion sooner, Cannonier now improves to 4-1 in his previous 5 appearances and strikes simply previous Costa within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie middleweight rankings.
Cannonier now finds himself in prime place for a possible UFC title shot, although he’s mentioned he’s additionally prepared to think about a possible No. 1 contender combat.
Might that come towards the winner of Costa vs. Vettori? Or maybe subsequent week’s headlining matchup between Derek Brunson and Darren Until might present an possibility.
Time will inform. Within the meantime, try the most recent rankings by clicking on the dropdown menu above.