In the co-main event of UFC 254, a pivotal middleweight bout goes down as Robert Whittaker battles Jared Cannonier. Heading into the fight, Whittaker is a -110 underdog as the American is a -120 favorite.
Ahead of the bout, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. To some surprise, the pros are unanimous in thinking the former champ in Whittaker gets the job done.
BJPENN.com Fighter Picks Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier:
Marlon Moraes, UFC bantamweight: Whittaker will be able to outstrike Cannonier to win a decision.
Sam Alvey, UFC light heavyweight: I like both of them, but I like Whittaker more. Cannonier is the up and comer and Adesanya has been calling him out. However, I think Whittaker is the better fighter and will get it done.
Giga Chikadze, UFC featherweight: I think Whittaker gets it done by decision.
Gillian Robertson, UFC flyweight: Jared Cannonier has looked good at middleweight but I think Whittaker gets it done.
Tyson Nam, UFC flyweight: I think Whittaker. He looked good in his last fight and will get another one here. I think he will pick apart Cannonier on the feet and earn a decision win.
Youssef Zalal, UFC featherweight: I think Robert Whittaker. People are overlooking him ever since the Adesanya fight where he got KO’d.
Damon Jackson, UFC featherweight: I think Whittaker. Cannonier is dangerous and the dark horse of the division but Whittaker’s striking is a bit better.
Modestas Bukauskas, UFC light heavyweight: I have to go with Whittaker. He is the former champion and looked good against Till last time out.
Fighters picking Robert Whittaker: Marlon Moraes, Sam Alvey, Giga Chikadze, Gillian Robertson, Tyson Nam, Youssef Zalal, Damon Jackson, Modestas Bukauskas
Fighters picking Jared Cannonier: None
Who do you think will win the UFC 254 co-main event between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier?