Jared Cannonier

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Jared Cannonier
Born Jared Christopher Cannonier
March 3, 1984 (age 33)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Other names The Killa Gorilla
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Heavyweight (2011-2016)
Light Heavyweight (2016-2018)[1]
Middleweight (2018-present)[1]
Reach 77 in (196 cm) [2]
Fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska, United States[3]
Team Gracie Barra, Anchorage AK
Years active 2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 10
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jared Christopher Cannonier[4] is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Originally from Dallas, Texas.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cannonier began his amateur mixed martial arts career in early 2011, winning his first two fights by knockout. In June 2011, he made his professional MMA debut in Alaska. He fought sporadically over the next five years, amassing a record of 7 wins and no losses.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2014, it was announced that Cannonier had signed with the UFC. In his debut he faced Shawn Jordan in a Heavyweight bout at UFC 182 on January 3, 2014.[5][6] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[7]

Cannonier returned to face Cyril Asker on April 10, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos.[8] He defeated Asker by knockout due to a combination of elbows and punches.[9] The win also earned Cannonier his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[10]

In his third fight for the promotion, Cannonier moved down a weight class to the light heavyweight division. He faced Ion Cuțelaba on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[11] Cannonier won the fight by unanimous decision.[12] The bout also won Cannonier his second consecutive bonus award as he and Cuțelaba won Fight of the Night.[13]

Cannonier faced Glover Teixeira on February 11, 2017 at UFC 208.[14] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Cannonier was expected to face Steve Bossé on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[16] However, Bossé was removed from the fight just days before the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Nick Roehrick.[17] Cannonier won the fight via TKO in the third round.[18]

Cannonier was expected to face Antônio Rogério Nogueira on December 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 26.[19] However on October 19, it was announced that Nogueira was pulled from the card after being notified by USADA of a potential doping violation.[20] Cannonier would face Jan Błachowicz instead.[21] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

Cannonier faced Dominick Reyes on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[23] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[24]

Cannonier is expected to face Alessio Di Chirico in a middleweight bout on November 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140.[25]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–4 Dominick Reyes TKO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman May 19, 2018 1 2:55 Santiago, Chile
Loss 10–3 Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos December 16, 2017 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 10–2 Nick Roehrick TKO (elbows) The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale July 7, 2017 3 2:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–2 Glover Teixeira Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 February 11, 2017 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 9–1 Ion Cuțelaba Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Light Heavyweight debut. Fight of the Night.
Win 8–1 Cyril Asker KO (punches and elbows) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 1 2:44 Zagreb, Croatia Performance of the Night.
Loss 7–1 Shawn Jordan KO (punches) UFC 182 January 3, 2015 1 2:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Tony Lopez Decision (split) Alaska Fighting Championship 104 January 22, 2014 5 5:00 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 6–0 Jermaine Haughton TKO (punches) Alaska Fighting Championship 102 October 16, 2013 1 1:50 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 5–0 Stephen Waalkes Submission (rear-naked choke) AK Entertainment: Tuesday Night Fights April 30, 2013 2 2:02 Wasilla, Alaska, United States
Win 4–0 Joshua Ofiu TKO (punches) Alaska Fighting Championship 97 February 13, 2013 1 2:56 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 3–0 Matt Herringshaw Submission (punches) Alaska Cage Fighting: Tribute to Veterans October 28, 2011 1 0:29 Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Win 2–0 Jason Coomes Submission (armbar) Alaska Fighting Championship 97 October 12, 2011 1 0:46 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 1–0 Alton Prince TKO (punches) Midnight Sun Mayhem 1 June 19, 2011 1 N/A Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Former heavyweight Jared Cannonier says he's moving from 205 to middleweight". mmajunkie.com. August 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/jared-cannonier?id=
  3. ^ "Jared Cannonier - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2016_Results/12-03-16MMA.pdf
  5. ^ Staff (2014-10-14). "Heavyweight newcomer Jared Cannonier meets Shawn Jordan at UFC 182". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  6. ^ Beth Bragg (2015-01-01). "Anchorage fighter poised for UFC debut". adn.com. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  7. ^ Dave Doyle (2015-01-03). "UFC 182 results: Shawn Jordan scores finish of Jared Cannonier". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  8. ^ Staff (2016-02-22). "Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier booked for UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  9. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (2016-04-10). "Jared Cannonier blasts Cyril Asker with a left hook, finishes on the ground". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  10. ^ Luke Thomas (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 bonuses: Derrick Lewis earns $50,000 for Gabriel Gonzaga knockout". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  11. ^ Staff (2016-10-20). "Jared Cannonier vs. Ion Cutelaba added to TUF 24 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  12. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-03). "TUF 24 Finale results: Jared Cannonier outworks Ion Cutelaba in move to light heavyweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  13. ^ Staff (2016-12-04). "TUF 24 Finale bonuses: What bout upset Benavidez-Cejudo to win 'Fight of the Night'?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  14. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-12-07). "Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-02-11). "UFC 208 results: Glover Teixeira rides takedowns to dominant ground win over Jared Cannonier". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  16. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-04-25). "'TUF 25' Finale Update: Jared Cannonier to Meet Steve Bosse in Las Vegas on July 7". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  17. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-07-04). "Steve Bossé out, Nick Roehrick makes UFC debut against Jared Cannonier at the TUF 25 Finale". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  18. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Jared Cannonier finally takes out short-notice tough guy Nick Roehrick". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  19. ^ Staff (2017-08-17). "Nogueira-Cannonier, Bamgbose-Di Chirico added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  20. ^ "Antonio Rogerio Nogueira hit with potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC on FOX 26". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2017-10-22. 
  21. ^ Staff (2017-11-07). "Roberts vs. Westcott, Blachowicz vs. Cannonier added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  22. ^ "UFC on FOX 26 results: Jan Blachowicz jabs his way past Jared Cannonier". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  23. ^ Staff (2018-03-13). "Jared Cannonier-Dominick Reyes set for UFC debut in Chile". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13. 
  24. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Dominick Reyes stays perfect, stops Jared Cannonier in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20. 
  25. ^ David Tees (2018-09-09). "Jared Cannonier faces Alessio Di Chirico at UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires". fightful.com. Retrieved 2018-09-09. 

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