UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum: Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman – Prediction and Analysis

Published 08/18/2021, 10:10 AM EDT


After a successful UFC 265 event, the UFC is back this weekend with the UFC Vegas 34 event. The middleweight fight between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum is set to headline this event. While most people are highly excited about the main event fight, there are various other interesting fights set for the event. One such fight is the Heavyweight clash between Parker Porter and Chase Sherman.

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Porter is coming into this fight on the back of a win at UFC Vegas 25 against Josh Parisian. The heavyweight fighter fought admirably to win the fight via decision and gain his first UFC victory. Now, as the fighter prepares to enter his 3rd UFC fight, he will be looking to continue his winning ways and move up the division.

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Porter has been a professional MMA fighter since 2007 and currently has a record of (17-6). The fighter is currently 36 years of age and many believe this is his last opportunity to make a name for himself in the UFC.

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Meanwhile, Chase Sherman lost his last fight against Andrei Arlovski at UFC Vegas 24 via decision. However, prior to this loss, the fighter had won 4 consecutive fights and was looking in great touch. ‘The Vanilla Gorilla’ has an MMA record of (15-7) and would look to get a victory this weekend and improve his standings.

UFC Vegas 34: Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman – Analysis

Heavyweight fights are always difficult to predict and one can never surely guess how it will proceed. While the fight can turn out to be a brawl between two heavy hitters, it can easily become a boring fight between two not-so-fit big guys.

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Talking about this fight, both fighters seem relatively evenly matched with one another. However, Sherman is the one with more UFC experience and also looks a bit more ready than Porter.

Final Prediction: Chase Sherman defeats Parker Porter via 2nd round TKO.

Who do you think will this heavyweight clash? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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