Read about Robert Whittaker’s praise for Israel Adesanya’s ability to switch stances and the implications for Jared Cannonier’s performance. Find out more about the UFC middleweight division.
Robert Whittaker Praises Israel Adesanya’s Ability To Switch Stances
Table of Contents
- Cannonier’s Impressive Win
- Whittaker’s Perspective on Stance Switching
- Cannonier’s Case for a Rematch
1. Cannonier’s Impressive Win
Robert Whittaker cited the skills of UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya when breaking down Jared Cannonier’s performance in the main event of last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card.
“The Killa Gorilla” met fellow top middleweight contender Marvin Vettori last weekend in Las Vegas, with both men attempting to win back-to-back fights in order to get back into title contention.
Vettori never stopped firing back and showed off some incredible durability, but it was Cannonier who took a clear unanimous decision win and set a UFC record for significant strikes landed in a middleweight bout.
2. Whittaker’s Perspective on Stance Switching
Whittaker holds wins over both Cannonier and Vettori, and while breaking down the fight on The MMArcade Podcast the former middleweight champion noted that “The Killa Gorilla” put himself in some dangerous spots.
Whittaker is one of the UFC’s more talented strikers in his own right, but while considering Cannonier’s use of stance switching, the Australian also pointed to how successfully Adesanya is able to switch stances and stay out of danger.
“The Reaper” is plenty familiar with Adesanya’s striking skills considering he’s shared the Octagon with him on two occasions, but Whittaker also earned a unanimous decision victory over Cannonier when the two met at UFC 254.
3. Cannonier’s Case for a Rematch
Cannonier’s win over Vettori appears to give him a strong case for a rematch with Adesanya. However, Whittaker is set to met Dricus Du Plessis at next month’s UFC 290 in a fight that many fans have already tabbed as a number one contender fight for the UFC’s middleweight division.
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