Sep 09 2023
Saturday

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
24-2-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 46-49
  • 46-49
  • 46-49
UD 5
27-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDUDUD
Form
KOUDSDKOSD
24
Wins
27
16
By KO
11
67
KO%
41
0
By SUB
4
0
SUB%
15
2
Loses
5
1
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2008
26
Bouts
32
71
Rounds
79
5 hours, 24 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 55 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
5

Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland report

Who won Adesanya vs Strickland?

Sean Strickland beat Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of the winner Sean Strickland.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Middleweight championship.

Adesanya vs Strickland stats

Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Sean Strickland made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Israel Adesanya's UFC record stood at 13-3-0, while Sean Strickland's came in at 15-6-0.

The stats suggested Adesanya had a large advantage in power over Strickland, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Strickland's 41%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Strickland had an advantage over Adesanya, with a 15% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Adesanya had a height advantage of 3 inches over Strickland. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 76 to Strickland's 89.

Adesanya vs Strickland form

Adesanya had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alex Pereira at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

He was victorious against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Strickland had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Abusupiyan Magomedov at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sean Strickland had been fighting more than Israel Adesanya.

Going to this contest, Israel Adesanya had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 22 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing had been 10 months and 29 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Strickland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Adesanya vs Strickland?

Israel Adesanya was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Sean Strickland made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.

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