Jared Cannonier is one of the notable fighters in the UFC middleweight division. The American used to fight at light heavyweight but moved to 185 pounds in 2018. As of 2021, he sits at #3 in the UFC middleweight rankings. He has been professionally fighting since 2011 and is considered to be one of the dangerous fighters in his division.
Cannonier entered the UFC in the year 2014, where he was up against Shawn Jordan at UFC 182. He started his UFC career with a knockout loss against his opponent. Later, he picked himself and got two back-to-back wins.
In his UFC career, he has defeated fighters like Anderson Silva, David Branch, Ion Cutelaba, and Jack Hermansson to name a few. His win over Hermansson also earned him the Performance of the Night Award.
‘The Killa Gorilla’ is one of the most dangerous fighters in the MMA sport. He is one of the most disciplined fighters inside the octagon and is a knockout master with most of his wins (9) coming in this fashion.
The ‘Killa Gorilla’ holds a stellar record of 13-5-0 in his MMA career. Apart from that, the skilled fighter also holds a championship title at the Alaska Fighting Championship. In his UFC career, he has won one Fight of the Night and three Performance of the Night awards.
Cannonier has estimated UFC career earnings of $973,000 USD according to The Sports Daily. He received a whopping amount of $195,000 for his fight against Hermansson.
|Nickname||The Killa Gorilla|
|Residence||Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
|Weight/Division||185 lb/ middleweight|
|Active Win Streak||0|