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Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland preview
When is Adesanya vs Strickland?
Israel Adesanya could potentially square off against Sean Strickland, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Adesanya vs Strickland stats
Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sean Strickland would make his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya would have a large advantage in power over Strickland, boasting at 65% knock out percentage over Strickland's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Strickland would have an advantage over Adesanya, with a 15% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya is the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Adesanya has a height advantage of 3 inches over Strickland. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 8 less professional rounds, 69 to Strickland's 77.
Adesanya vs Strickland form
Israel Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had won against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Sean Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Israel Adesanya.
Israel Adesanya last fought 4 months and 19 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 2 months and 17 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 8 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Adesanya vs Strickland?
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