Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Strickland vs Burns?
Sean Strickland could potentially face the challenge of Gilbert Burns, 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).
Strickland vs Burns stats
Sean Strickland would step into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 11 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 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Strickland would have an advantage in power over Burns, with a 39% knock out percentage over Burns' 27%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Strickland, boosting at 41% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.
Sean Strickland is the younger man by 5 years, at 32 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 5 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 23 more professional rounds, 84 to Burns' 61.
Strickland vs Burns form
Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 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 beat 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.
Gilbert Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.
Going into that contest, he had won against Neil Magny at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had been beaten by 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Gilbert Burns.
Sean Strickland last fought 2 months and 13 days ago, while Gilbert Burns' last outing was 6 months and 16 days ago.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 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.