Cannonier Eyes Showdown with Rising Star Khamzat

Cannonier Ready for Chimaev's Challenge

Jared Cannonier, ranked fourth in the world, is gearing up for a high-stakes clash with UFC sensation Khamzat Chimaev. A potential title shot is adding extra spice to this anticipated matchup. Cannonier, currently on the mend from a knee injury, is eager to test himself against “Borz”, the middleweight division’s rising star. Chimaev, ranked ninth, is pushing hard for a title bid, but he might need one more win to secure it. A fight against Cannonier could be that crucial step.

The American fighter, known as “The Killa’ Gorilla”, is keen to challenge Chimaev’s endurance over five rounds. With both fighters eyeing the UFC gold, this bout could be the decisive battle to determine the next title contender. Cannonier’s recovery from injury and his focus on Khamzat make this matchup a must-see.

Cannonier: “Let’s have a five-rounder. Let’s see how he does in a five-rounder.”


Dricus du Plessis, the current champion, may face former champ Israel Adesanya next. The South African suggested this fight for the milestone UFC 300 event.

Cannonier: “At this point, he’s ranked ninth. I’m all in as long as it’s a fight for the next title shot. Give me the next best thing – the one that takes me to the title.”

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