Saturday 6th November 2021
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-4-0
20-5-0

The tape

31
Age
36
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

KO 1SD 5UD 5UD 3KO 2
Form
UD 3UD 3KO 3UD 5KO 1
25
Wins
20
10
By KO
6
40
KO%
30
4
By Sub
8
16
SUB%
40
4
Losses
5
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
29
Bouts
25
67
Rounds
52
4 hours, 56 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

7
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
-

Sean Strickland vs Gilbert Burns preview

When is Strickland vs Burns?

Sean Strickland could potentially face the challenge of Gilbert Burns, in Saturday 6th November 2021.

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).

Strickland vs Burns stats

Sean Strickland would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Gilbert Burns would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage in power over Burns, with a 40% knock out percentage over Burns' 30%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Strickland, boosting at 40% submission rate over Strickland's 16%.

Sean Strickland is the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Strickland has a height advantage of 3 inches over Burns. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Strickland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Burns, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 15 more professional rounds, 67 to Burns' 52.

Strickland vs Burns form

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

In his last fight, he lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had won against Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 14 on 14th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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

In his last fight, he Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Demian Maia at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Gilbert Burns.

Sean Strickland last fought 4 months and 24 days ago, while Gilbert Burns' last outing was 7 months and 17 days ago.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Strickland vs Burns?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Strickland vs Burns yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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