Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2011
- 10 wins by KO, two by submission (Armbar, RNC)
- Seven first round finishes
- Has won four of his last five
- Went five rounds in most recent pre-UFC bout on 1/22/14, decisioning Tony Lopez
- Ninth fight at middleweight (6-2) after 2-3 run at light heavyweight in the UFC. Also fought at heavyweight.
- Origin of nickname: “I like gorillas”
UFC on ESPN (6/17/23) Cannonier won a five round unanimous decision over Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night (12/17/22) Cannonier won a five round split decision over Sean Strickland
UFC 276 (7/2/22) Cannonier lost a five round unanimous decision to Israel Adesanya in a fight for the UFC middleweight title
UFC 271 (2/12/22) Cannonier knocked out Derek Brunson at 4:29 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Cannonier won a five round unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum
UFC 254 (10/24/20) Cannonier lost a three round unanimous decision to Robert Whittaker
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Cannonier stopped Jack Hermansson via strikes at :27 of the second round
UFC 237 (5/11/19) Cannonier defeated Anderson Silva via strikes at 4:47 of the first round
UFC 230 (11/3/18) Cannonier stopped David Branch via strikes at :39 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Cannonier was stopped by Dominick Reyes at 2:55 of the first round
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Cannonier lost a three round unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz
TUF 25 Finale (7/7/17) Cannonier stopped Nick Roehrick via strikes at 2:08 of the third round
UFC 208 (2/11/17) Cannonier lost a three round unanimous decision to Glover Teixeira
TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) Cannonier won a three round unanimous decision over Ion Cutelaba
UFC Fight Night (4/10/16) Cannonier knocked out Cyril Asker at 2:44 of the first round
UFC 182 (1/3/15) Cannonier was knocked out by Shawn Jordan at 2:57 of the first round
When and why did you start training for fighting? For the athletic competition, and to learn how to fight the right way.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two HW titles in Alaska
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I can think of a million answers for this question, but basically to test my skill against the best there is.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a federal employee for the FAA as an airway transportation systems specialist.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2-0 record
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite Striking technique: Jab