Former middleweight title challenger, Jared Cannonier has been touted as a perfect opponent to check the unbeaten, Khamzat Chimaev in his return to the Octagon, in line with former divisional champion, Michael Bisping.
Cannonier, the present quantity 4 ranked middleweight contender, has been sidelined since prolonged his profitable run to 2 straight fights again in June, handing over a choice win over fellow former title challenger, Marvin Vettori in a Battle of the Evening outing.
Previous to that, the previous mild heavyweight landed a controversial break up resolution win over former undisputed middleweight kingpin, Sean Strickland – with the victory returning him to the winner’s enclosure after his title siege defeat to common-foe, Israel Adesanya.
As for Chimaev, the AllStars MMA veteran co-headlined UFC 294 again in October of final yr, handing over an in depth, majority resolution win over former undisputed welterweight champion and pound-for-pound primary, Kamaru Usman – bettering his unbeaten document to 13-0.
Jared Cannonier backed to combat Khamzat Chimaev
And linked with a slew of opponents for his comeback from the likes of Paulo Costa, to the above-mentioned former champions, Strickland, and Adesanya, Chimaev needs to be examined by the returning Cannonier subsequent, in line with Corridor of Fame inductee, Bisping.
“I want to see him (Khamzat Chimaev) in opposition to a Jared Cannonier – as a result of if he can’t take him down, and he can’t repair that downside with the cardio, then he’s going to have an actual long-term downside going ahead,” Michael Bisping stated on his YouTube channel. “However who is aware of – possibly there’s a purpose why he was working out of fuel, OK? Most likely as a result of he doesn’t tempo himself. He goes ahead right away, (and) wrestles.”
“Jared Cannonier, in my humble opinion, is the right opponent [for Khamzat Chimev],” Bisping defined. “There’s others on the market. There’s Sean Strickland. They’d somewhat second within the fitness center, as nicely. So, Sean Strickland – Khamzat Chimaev, take my cash. I’d like to see that one. However Khamzat – Jared Cannonier – that may be nice.”
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