Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Edwards vs Strickland?
Leon Edwards could potentially fight Sean Strickland, in Spring 2024.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Edwards vs Strickland stats
Leon Edwards would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Sean Strickland would make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage in power over Edwards, with a 39% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest that Edwards and Strickland would be pretty equal, both with a 14% submission rate.
Leon Edwards is the same age as Sean Strickland, at 32 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 1 inch over Strickland. Despite this, Strickland has 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 2 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 72 to Strickland's 84.
Edwards vs Strickland form
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had beat Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards last fought 8 months and 15 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 2 months and 24 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs Strickland?
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