Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum will face off in UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Read the full piece to see Cannonier vs Gastelum UFC Fight Night Live Stream options.
When and where is the UFC Fight Night Cannonier vs Gastelum fight?
Cannonier vs Gastelum fight will kick off on Saturday night with the prelims launching at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET/1:00 a.m. BST and the main card will start at 7 p.m. local time in Vegas.
The match will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
How to Live Stream UFC Fight Night Cannonier vs Gastelum fight?
Cannonier vs Gastelum Live Stream options are;
- U.S.: ESPN/ESPN+
- U.K.: BT Sport 1
- Germany/Austria/Italy/Spain: DAZN
Cannonier carries a 13-5 record with 11 wins (nine knockouts and two submissions). The Killa Gorilla’s frame fits well at middleweight, with 5-foot-11inches height and a 77-inch reach.
Cannonier prefers to work on the feet, averaging 3.70 significant strikes per minute while taking just 3.09. The 37-year old is never in a rush to attack, he constantly walks forward and does it very intelligently.
The American UFC star has good leg kicks at longer ranger which he uses frequently to slow his opponents’ movements. His last three fights were with Anderson Silva (win – knockout), Jack Hermansson (win – knockout), and Robert Whittaker (loss – unanimous decision).
Gastelum, on the other hand, won The Ultimate Fighter 17 in 2013. Now, at 29, this is his 20th appearance in the Octagon and he has fought six former champions over his UFC career.
His record shows 16-7 and one no contest, with 10 wins (six knockouts and four submissions) while he got submitted.
The 29-year old has good leg kicks which he uses early to hopefully hamper his opponent’s movements so that he can land that big left straight. His last three fights were Jack Hermansson (loss – submission), Ian Heinisch (win – unanimous decision), and Robert Whittaker (loss – unanimous decision).
We can expect a thrilling battle among the two in this coming bout. However, keeping all of the statistics in view, Cannonier is listed as the favorite and Gastelum, the underdog.
- Middleweight (185 lbs): Jared Cannonier vs Kelvin Gastelum
- Lightweight (155 lbs): Clay Guida vs Mark O. Madsen
- Heavyweight (265 lbs): Chase Sherman vs Parker Porter
- Lightweight (155 lbs): Vinc Pichel vs Austin Hubbard
- Flyweight (125 lbs): Alexandre Pantoja vs Brandon Rovyal
- Bantamweight (135 lbs): Mana Martinez vs Trevin Jones
- Light heavyweight (205 lbs): William Knight vs Fabio Cherant
- Featherweight (145 lbs): Luis Saldaña vs Austin Lingo
- Bantamweight (135 lbs): Brian Kelleher vs Domingo Pilarte
- Welterweight (170 lbs): Ramiz Brahimaj vs Sasha Palatnikov
- Bantamweight (135 lbs): Bea Malecki vs Josiane Nunes
- Lightweight (155 lbs): Roosevelt Roberts vs Ignacio Bahamondes
- Middleweight (185 lbs): Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Antônio Braga Neto
Cannonier lost over 100 pounds to pursue UFC dream
Cannonier made his UFC debut as a heavyweight player in 2015. His weight peaked at 241 pounds in 2016. Despite earning a knockout and his first win in the UFC, the Killa Gorila realized that his long-term prospects would be better at a lower weight.
“I already knew when I was at heavyweight that I wasn’t a natural heavyweight compared to the other guys I’d be competing against,” said Cannonier.
“I’m a realist. I’m not living in a fantasy. I know what’s what. It was only a matter of time. I knew I had to make that happen,” he added.
Middleweight was his next destination. He debuted in the middleweight category at 185 pounds in 2018, and it has proven very beneficial. Cannonier has won two fights straight by TKO finish, he also achieved a first-round TKO through leg-kick stoppage against Anderson Silva.