Aug 01, 2020
Robert Whittaker Jared Cannonier added to UFC 254
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Robert Whittaker – Jared Cannonier added to UFC 254
- By: Daniel Cunningham
- August 1, 2020
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White was interviewed by ESPN and he stated that a fight between Robert Whittaker (21-5) and Jared Cannonier (13-4) would make sense.
He talked about how it’s hard to distinguish a number one contender between the two men. They both are deserving of the next title shot. Well, it’s been announced that the two men are going to fight to determine who is the number one contender.
Breaking: Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) vs. Jared Cannonier (@killagorillamma), UFC 254 on Oct. 24. Per UFC president Dana White (@danawhite). Gotta believe that will determine the next No. 1 contender. Prediction? pic.twitter.com/vS10FcEoie
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 1, 2020UFC 254 will determine number one contender
It’s a quick fight announcement for the former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Whittaker is coming off of a close decision win over Darren Till last Saturday at UFC Fight Island 3.
Since dropping down to middleweight back in 2014, Whittaker has been at the very top. He’s gone 10-1 and captured the UFC‘s middleweight title. The only slip up came when he lost the title by knockout to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243.
Whittaker desperately wants to get that fight back. Adesanya has a tall mountain to climb in front of him at UFC 252 in Paulo Costa, but if Izzy and Whittaker both win expect the rematch in 2021.
Much like Whittaker, Cannonier has also seen a career resurgence once he changed weight classes. Cannonier suffered back-to-back losses against top light heavyweight contenders forcing him to move down to middleweight.
Once he moved down, Cannonier has looked sensational. He’s fought three times against and finished every opponent. His hit list includes David Branch, Anderson Silva, and Jack Hermansson.
I’m pumped for this fight. Both men are extremely talented and have elite striking skills. I love this fight because it will determine a true number one contender in the UFC‘s middleweight division.
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Netflix’s Devil All the Time trailer: Tom Holland vs. Robert Pattinson
In The Devil All the Time, Tom Holland plays a young man in a backwoods Ohio town swept up in a terrifying and seductive Midwest Gothic tale, as he faces an unholy preacher, a twisted couple, and a crooked sheriff. Befitting of the genre, there are also spooky handmade crosses everywhere.
Antonio Campos’ Netflix flick takes place between World War II and the Vietnam War. The trailer doesn’t reveal much about Arvin Russell (that’s Holland’s character), aside from the fact that his dad fought in World War II and that as a birthday gift, he gets his old man’s gun. Robert Pattinson plays the creepy preacher, with a charismatic, booming voice, while Sebastian Stan is the corrupt sheriff. Jason Clarke and Riley Keough star as the mysterious couple, with Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Haley Bennett, and Eliza Scanlon as other sinister figures in the little town.
The Devil All the Time debuts on Netflix on Sept. 16.