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UFC Targets Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland for Oct. 15

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The train keeps moving for middleweight contenders-Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland as both look to get back into the win column after both suffered defeats at UFC 276. The plan is for the contest to happen during the October 15th show with all signs pointing to it being the main event. The news was first reported by Ariel Helwani.

The UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding the contest, it has been reported that both fighters have verbally agreed to the contest.

Cannonier (15-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) last fought at UFC 276 in July this year, challenging current middleweight champ-Israel Adesanya but lost by unanimous decision. Cannonier will look to rebound and work his way back towards another title shot by trying to defeat fellow top-ten middleweight-Strickland. Prior to ‘The Killa Gorilla’s’ loss to Adesanya, Cannonier was riding a two-fight win streak, defeating Kelvin Gastelum by decision and Derek Brunson by KO in the second round.

Also having to put his title hopes on hold, Strickland (25-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) last fought at UFC 276 as well, losing to Alex Pereira by KO in the first round, with the win Pereira is set to face champ-Adesanya later this year. Prior to his loss, Strickland had amassed an impressive win streak of six. Strickland defeated the likes of Brendan Allen, Uriah Hall and Jack Hermansson during his win streak.

The October 15th card is as follows currently, keep in mind that the card is subject to change with other additions or fights falling out.

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Austin Marr was first introduced to MMA by his father when his father enrolled Austin into Catch Wrestling and MMA classes at the age of eleven in 2007, since then Austin’s passion for the sport grows daily. Austin first started covering the sport in 2018-writing articles and creating video content.

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  • Matthew C says:

    Bye bye Strickland. This is as lopsided as Khamzat Nate – Nate and Strick have a puncher’s chance – but it looks pretty bad for them both

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