Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
22-3-0
28-6-0

The tape

32
Age
33
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

UD 5MD 5KO 5UD 5NC
Form
SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5SD 5
22
Wins
28
7
By KO
11
32
KO%
39
3
By Sub
4
14
SUB%
14
3
Losses
6
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2008
26
Bouts
34
77
Rounds
89
5 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
2

Leon Edwards vs Sean Strickland preview

When is Edwards vs Strickland?

Leon Edwards could potentially fight Sean Strickland, in Autumn/Fall 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 22 wins, 3 losses 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, 6 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming 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' 32%.

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 younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Edwards has a height advantage of 1 inch over Strickland. Despite this, Strickland has a 2-inch reach advantage.

Edwards is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 2 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 77 to Strickland's 89.

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 Colby Covington at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he was victorious against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

His fight against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 ended in a no contest.

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

In his last fight, he lost to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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.

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

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.

Leon Edwards last fought 5 months ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 3 months and 26 days ago.

Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 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, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Edwards vs Strickland?

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