UFC Vegas 66: Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland Picks and Predictions

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Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland face off Saturday in a middleweight showdown for the main event of UFC Vegas 66 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. These two were originally supposed to fight back in October but the fight was postponed. 

Jared Cannonier comes into this fight with a 15-6 record, but he is coming off a loss in the last fight. Cannonier fought for the belt against Israel Adesanya and it was a unanimous decision loss. He was outstruck 116-90. Two fights ago against Derek Brunson in February it was late in the second round that he finished the fight with elbows. He was outstriking Brunson 55-43 when the finish happened. He is averaging 3.73 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.50 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 0.19 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 25 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 65 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. 

On the other side of this matchup is Sean Strickland who sits with a 25-4 record overall and he has won six of his last seven fights. The only loss during that stretch came in his last fight against Alex Pereira. He was outstruck 25-15 and midway through the first round he was finished by knockout. He is averaging 5.54 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.01 significant strikes per minute. He is also averaging 1.14 takedowns every 15 minutes and is successful on 61 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 85 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Strickland knows to find success in this game he needs to get the fight to the ground, and I don’t think he gets that fight to the ground. On the feet, Cannonier is the much better fighter, and he’s going to have no issue getting the job done here. Cannonier is going to wear down Strickland here and that is going to be the difference here. Back Cannonier on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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