Jared Cannonier beats Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 34
Though unanimous, the fight was hard-fought and close. Cannonier won 48-47 across all three cards to remain a top contender in the division.
“It’s always glorious to go five rounds with a guy like Kelvin at that level. So winning is even more glorious,” Cannonier said afterward. “I’m happy.”
Cannonier landed more strikes and significant strikes, though Gastelum earned two minutes and 31 seconds of ground control. Cannonier also had a knockdown in round three on a right hook in the first minute.
Other main card winners included Parker Porter, UFC newcomer Saidyokub Kakhramonov, Vinc Pichel, and Alexandre Pantoja. Third-ranked Pantoja scored a second-round submission over sixth-ranked Brandon Royval and likely pushed himself to the front of the line for a title opportunity against flyweight champion Brandon Moreno next.
–Field Level Media