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Jared Cannonier touted as severe test for unbeaten UFC star Khamzat Chimaev: ‘He’s the perfect opponent’


Jared Cannonier touted as ideal opponent to fight Khamzat Chimaev in UFC return he's perfect for him

Michael Bisping, former divisional champion and former middleweight championship challenger Jared Cannonier was tipped as the perfect opponent to test Khamzat Chmaev, who is unbeaten in the Octagon.

Cannonier has been on the sidelines since June when he extended his winning streak to two consecutive fights. He won a Fight of the Night match against Marvin Vettori, a former title contender.

Prior to that, the former light heavyweight landed a controversial split decision win over former undisputed middleweight kingpin, Sean Strickland – with the victory returning him to the winner’s enclosure after his title siege defeat to common-foe, Israel Adesanya.

As for Chimaev, the AllStars MMA veteran co-headlined UFC 294 back in October of last year, turning in a close, majority decision win over former undisputed welterweight champion and pound-for-pound number one, Kamaru Usman – improving his unbeaten record to 13-0.

Jared Cannonier to be backed in the fight against Khamzat Cimaev

A number of former champions have been linked to his comeback, including Paulo Costa and Strickland ,…

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