Former champ Whittaker (21-5 MMA, 12-3 UFC) will take on Cannonier (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at UFC 254, which is scheduled for Oct. 24 and airs on pay-per-view. The card’s location has not been revealed.
Robert Whittaker could have sat on the sidelines and waited to fight the winner of the upcoming middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa at UFC 253, but ‘The Reaper’ decided to accept a fight against Jared Cannonier instead.
Why? Because the former UFC middleweight champion wants to be more active going forward and is healthy and in good shape following his decision win over Darren Till at UFC on Fight Island 3 last month.