A new fight between Jared “Killa Gorilla” Cannonier and Derek Brunson has been announced in the UFC Middleweight division for January 22.

Originally posted at https://twitter.com/BigMarcel24/status/1442644148616638465

Fighter form coming into this matchup

Cannonier most recently appeared in the main event for UFC Fight Night – Cannonier vs Gastelum, taking on and defeating Kelvin Gastelum via Decision in a Middleweight bout. Cannonier went into the fight as the -145 slight favorite. The win marked a return to the win column for Cannonier. Cannonier’s professional MMA record currently sits at 14-5.

Brunson most recently headlined UFC Fight Night – Brunson vs Till, taking on and defeating Darren Till via Submission in a Middleweight bout. Brunson went into the fight as the +130 slight underdog. The win extended his winning streak to 5 in a row with his professional MMA record currently sitting at 23-7.

The AllStar will post opening betting lines when betting markets open.

Tale of the tape

Jared “Killa Gorilla” CannoniervsDerek Brunson
37Age37
19Fights30
14Wins23
5Losses7
10KO’s16
3Subs5
5’11” (180cm)Height6’1″ (186cm)
77.5″ (197cm)Reach77.0″ (196cm)

Andrew brings decades of championship winning experience to The AllStar having forged several successful NBA careers on NBA 2K. A longtime Sixers fan, Andrew is very much still trusting the process and awaits the day that Sam Hinkie is allowed back in the NBA.