Jared "The Killa Gorilla" Cannonier

RECORD: 16-6-0
STANCE: Switch
DIVISION: Middleweight
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
REACH: 77"
LEG REACH: 41.50
WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
TEAM: Legacy Jiu Jitsu Alaska
NATIONALITY: Dallas, United States
OUT OF: Phoenix, Arizona, United States[3]
AGE: 38





Significant Strikes Attempted: 1444
Significant Strikes Landed: 724


Takedowns Attempted: 8
Takedowns Landed: 1

Latest Bouts:

Marvin Vettori
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Jun 17, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier
Sean Strickland
Jared Cannonier: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 5
Sat. Dec 17, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland
Israel Adesanya
Jared Cannonier: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Jul 02, 2022
UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier
Derek Brunson
Jared Cannonier: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:29
Sat. Feb 12, 2022
UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
Robert Whittaker
Jared Cannonier: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Jack Hermansson
Jared Cannonier: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Sep 28, 2019
UFC FN: Hermanson vs. Cannonier
Anderson Silva
Jared Cannonier: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. May 11, 2019
UFC 237
Dave Branch
Jared Cannonier: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Nov 03, 2018
UFC 230

Jared Cannonier, an American professional mixed martial artist, is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in the middleweight division. He began his career as a heavyweight fighter before transitioning to light heavyweight and then eventually switching to his current weight class of middleweight.

Cannonier was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Growing up in a single-parent household, Cannonier learned discipline from his father who served in the military for 25 years. He actively participated in competitive sports such as football and wrestling throughout high school which eventually led him to make it into college on a full athletic scholarship at Texas A&M University-Commerce. After graduating from college with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Jared enlisted into the Air Force and served four years as an aircraft mechanic while stationed at Eglin Air Force Base located near Fort Walton Beach Florida where he would later fulfill his MMA dreams after being discharged from active duty status.

In 2010 Jared made his amateur debut winning by second round TKO over John Troxell Jr., during that same year he went 2-1 as an amateur . In 2011 Cannonier made the transition to professional MMA where he fought for regional promotions such RFA (Resurrection Fighting Alliance) and Titan FC(Titan Fighting Championships). During this time he compiled an impressive record of 8 wins 2 losses going 5-0 under RFA promotion alone including notable wins over UFC veterans David “Bulldawg” Mitchell & Thiago Santos via submission within first rounds of their respective fights!

In 2015 Cannoner received call to make move up weight classes when signed by big league promotion UFC , this became even more special moment because it marked return back home state since signing took place part of Alaska card held one month later October 3rd 2015 His opponent was promotional newcomer Shawn Jordan whom cannonier defeated via first round knockout just shy two minute mark thus successfully making long awaited octagon debut! This momentum continued on March 2016 picking up win over promotional veteran Cyril Asker whom interestingly enough also happened be member French elite gymnastics team prior joining world Mixed Martial Arts! Upping stakes again jared accepted fight against former Heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski June 4th 2017 event held Stockholm Sweden.. Unfortunately jared lost bout unanimous decision but still gaining lot respect fans for taking matchup against one most decorated heavyweight fighters age!. Since then cannonier have gone onto compete 13 total bouts inside octagon securing victory seven them thus becoming mainstay middleweight rankings presently ranked five hundred fifty nine pound class .

Overall Jared Cannoniers career has been quite fruitful since entering worlds premier organization steadily improving each performance having recently finished three Fight Night main events out last fourOctagon appearances – all while inspiring many not only through athleticism but motivation story itself.It clear that sky limit future endeavours awaiting former air force technician now turned ferocious contender Cage fighting Top Promotions world wide!!