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Sport Paulo Costa: Robert Whittaker should fight Jared Cannonier in UFC middleweight title eliminator

00:55  01 august  2020
00:55  01 august  2020 Source:   mmajunkie.com

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Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier ‘really good fight ’ for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa winner. 19. This past Saturday, Robert Whittaker , whom Adesanya defeated to become champion at UFC 243 of the September title fight , White can see a scenario that could include a title - eliminator matchup. “You got Cannonier in there. Do you do Cannonier - Whittaker ? That’s a really good fight to find out

Whittaker vs. Cannonier joins a growing UFC 248 fight card, which also includes There have been rumors that Adesanya might end up on the same card in March, although nothing has been determined yet with the date or location for his first title defense as the undisputed UFC middleweight champion.

Ahead of his first UFC title shot, Paulo Costa sees a particular way the middleweight division could play out.

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Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) challenges champion Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC 253 on Sept. 19, which still does not have an announced location. The division is stacked with contenders who are vying for a title shot, and several matchups have recently helped clear that picture up.

Jack Hermansson scored a first-round submission over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN+ 30, and former champ Robert Whittaker got back to the win column with a unanimous decision over Darren Till in the UFC on ESPN 14 headliner.

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Jared Cannonier has looked unstoppable since dropping down to middleweight back in November of 2018. Jared Cannonier is one of those fighters who can catch his opponents in a blink of an eye. What’s even scarier is the thought that the current middleweight fighter once used to fight in the

Robert Whittaker has pulled out of his scheduled fight at UFC 248 against Jared Cannonier for “undisclosed personal reasons,” ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports. The middleweight bout was scheduled as a co-main event alongside a women’s strawweight title fight between champion Weili Zhang and

But considering Jared Cannonier scored a second-round knockout over Hermansson last September, Costa thinks Whittaker (21-5 MMA, 12-3 UFC) should fight Cannonier (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) to determine who’s next in line for a title shot.

“We have maybe three guys in line waiting for the winner of my fight,” Costa told MMA Junkie. “I don’t know what Dana White will do to solve that problem, but maybe a title eliminator can be good. We have Rob, Jared – I believe Rob and Jared need to fight to see.”

Costa was not impressed by Whittaker-Till and shared those by calling it an “ugly fight.” While most spectators were raving at the technique display, Costa was expecting more from both guys.

“Not really good,” Costa said of the fight. “I was waiting for more action.”

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Jared Cannonier joins us. We tried to have him be our first skype guest to which we skype the wrong person, then get him on for a few minutes but Hermansson, his win over the legend Anderson Silva, his thoughts on Paulo Costa vs Israel Adesanya, wanting to fight Darren Till, Kelvin Gastelum, Yoel

The UFC middleweight contender wants to fight for the title if victorious at UFC on ESPN 14. 19. Till knows there are also other contenders in the mix, such as Jared Cannonier , but he “The biggest fight it seems, and the fight that everyone wants to see after this fight if I win against Whittaker , is

Another middleweight clash that’s coming up on August 22 pits two of Costa’s former foes – Yoel Romero and Uriah Hall. Costa already beat both guys but is intrigued by the stylistic matchup.

“Interesting fight,” Costa said. “If Romero comes to fight, I believe it can be a very good fight. Both guys I beat in different ways. Uriah Hall is very fast, he has good striking skills, and Romero is a kind of guy who’s more grappling, but he’s tough. It’s not easy to knock him out. Interesting fight. I want to see that fight.”

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