Twitter Reacts as Jared Cannonier Wins a Close Decision Against Kelvin Gastelum

Published 08/22/2021, 2:21 AM EDT


UFC middleweight elites Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum put up a masterclass as they collided in the main event of UFC Vegas 34. In the end, it was ‘The Killa Gorilla’ who had the last laugh as he picked up a hard-fought, unanimous decision win.

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With the middleweight division looking for contenders to challenge ‘The Last Stylebender’, it was the perfect opportunity for both men to put forward their names into the title mix.

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The fight started with Kelvin Gastelum taking the center stage. His striking prowess was all on display. But Cannonier kept his composure and worked around the former welterweight fighter. He always seemed to be a step ahead of him, and end in the end, he worked his way towards an important win of his career.

With this win, Jared Cannonier has pressed his case forward for a title shot. Meanwhile, Gastelum has to go back to the drawing board and figure out a way to get back from a string of losses.

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He now has picked up only 1 win in his last 6 fights. All his losses have come against elite-level fighters and the worrying fact is that most of them have been close fight finishes.

Twitter reacts as Jared Cannonier earns a hard-fought decision over Kelvin Gastelum

Conor McGregor hyped up the fight and also hinted about a move to middleweight. When the time came to pick the winner, he chose Gastelum.

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling praised Gastelum’s footwork. He had picked Cannonier, but Gastelum’s performance surprised him.

Gastelum’s performance impressed Tristan Connelly.

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya seemed to enjoy the show put up by his fellow divisional mates.

The striking on display impressed Sterling.

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry believed Cannonier deserved a unanimous decision.

Nolan King felt heartbroken after listening to Cannonier’s post-fight interview.

Former UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, briefly summarized the fight.

The overall fight on display impressed Belal Muhammad.

Aljamain Sterling explained what went missing for Gastelum.

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Gastelum was in good spirits even after the loss.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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