Whittaker vs Cannonier betting tips and predictions say that this will be a fight of the year contender. The super middleweight clash will take place at UFC 254 on October 24. When previewing this bout, both fighters highlighted the level of skill the other brings into the octagon. This will be an extremely close fight in which one fighter will edge over the other by a slight margin.
Winner Will Get A Title Shot
Whittaker and Cannonier were set to face each other at UFC 248 in March. However, the former middleweight champion had to pull out from the fight. Eventually, he would make a comeback in July of this year to earn a unanimous decision victory against Darren Till. Cannonier on the other hand has not fought since September of 2019. The Killa Gorilla had to undergo a pectoral surgery in February of this year. Before this injury, Cannonier was on a 3-fight win streak in which all ended by way of knockout. Those wins were against David Branch, Anderson Silva, and Jack Hermansson. Cannonier is currently number 3 in the middleweight rankings, while Whittaker remains the number 1 contender. Therefore, the Whittaker vs Cannonier betting tips and predictions show that the winner of this fight earns a shot at the title against the winner of Adesanya vs Costa.
Whittaker vs Cannonier Betting Tips & Predictions
Cannonier’s strategy for this fight is going to be simple. He has got the size advantage, longer reach, and superior punching power. He is one of the toughest fighters in the division with relentless pressure. His key to victory will be to constantly go forward, pressure his opponent, and look for that knockout punch. Even if he gets taken down, he has always shown his ability to scramble and get back up. Basically, Cannonier is a bully fighter who will keep going until he knocks his opponent out. Online sportsbook sites in the US give him a slight advantage over the former champion in their Whittaker vs Cannonier betting tips & predictions. For instance, at 22BET Sportsbook, betting odds for Cannonier to get the victory are 1.82.
Whittaker on the other hand could have waited to fight the winner of Adesanya and Costa. However, he chose to remain active and take on the next toughest opponent. This shows the level of confidence the Reaper has in his skill set. He knows that Cannonier is one of the most dangerous fights for him, but believes he is a better fighter all around. When comparing both fighters, Whittaker is actually a better overall fighter. The former champion is the faster striker. Also, he is a better wrestler which gives him the advantage to mix it up during the fight. Overall, my Whittaker vs Cannonier betting tips and predictions give the advantage to the former champion. Although Online sportsbook sites in the US do not favor the former champion, I believe he will win against all the odds. At 22BET Sportsbook, odds for him to win the fight are 1.984.