UFC Vegas 34: Cannonier vs Gastelum, Odds, Date, Prediction

29-year-old Kelvin Gastelum will fight “The Killa Gorilla” Jared Cannonier this Saturday. The fight between the two is the main event of UFC Vegas 34, which will take place at Apex arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Vegas 34 Starts Saturday, August 21

One week has passed without UFC action, but that will change this Saturday. An exciting fight is coming this week between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum. The fight between the two marks the main event for UFC Vegas 34, which will take place at Apex Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

When and Where Is the Cannonier vs Gastelum Fight?

  • Date: Saturday, July 21
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Apex Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Watch: ESPN, ESPNPlus, UFC Fight Pass

Odds to Win – Cannonier vs Gastelum

FighterOdds
Jared Cannonier−150
Kelvin Gastelum+130
*According to DraftKings as of August 16, 2021

Gastelum: An Up-and-coming 29-Year-Old Fighter

Gastelum is an American professional fighter born in San Jose, California. Active since 2010, he won the Ultimate Fighter 17 in 2013. After that, he started his UFC career. Born in 1991, Gastelum is 29 and 5′ 9″.  He has a reach of 71.5″, leg reach of 39.5″ and weighs 185.00 LB.

As a professional fighter, Gastelum has 17 wins, seven losses and one no contest. According to the UFC, approximately 41% of his wins are from KO/TKO, while 35% were by decision and 24% by submission. Currently, Gastelum is ranked #9 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Killa Gorilla’s Professional Background

Cannonier was born in 1984 in Dallas, Texas. Active since 2011, he has had 17 fights in his professional career. The 37-year old Cannonier is 5′ 11″ and weighs 205.00 LB. His hand reach is 77.5″, while his leg reach is 41.5″.

From the 17 fights, The Killa Gorilla has won 13 fights and lost only 4. The bigger part of the fights won, approximately 69%, he completed by KO/TKO. On the other hand, 15% of his wins were via submission and 15% were via a decision. Currently, Cannonier is ranked #3 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Undoubtedly, an interesting fight is ahead for UFC fans. While Cannonier is older, he has proven to be agile and the nine fights he won by a knockout definitively prove that he doesn’t lack a powerful punch. On the other hand, Gastelum is younger than The Killa Gorilla, but he has had more fights.

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