Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier took place in a middleweight bout at the 254 pay-per-view event on Saturday in Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
To those who doubted Whittaker, he proved them wrong again for the second straight time. The angles that the former champion can come up with to land shots are amazing.
Jared didn’t look completely outclassed, but it was a one-sided fight and in favor of Whittaker. The third round was nearly the end of the fight as Whittaker connected with a combo that was topped off by a head kick, but Jared survived. Jared did hurt him late in the third round, but Whittaker manages to survive. Whittaker grabbed the decision win.
Whittaker is currently ranked as the number one middleweight contender while Cannonier sits at number three.