Jun 01 2024
Saturday

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
28-6-0

est. walkout:

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US - TBC / UK - TBC

14-3-0

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The tape

33
Age
32
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5SD 5
Form
UD 3UD 3UD 5KO 2UD 3
28
Wins
14
11
By KO
11
39
KO%
79
4
By Sub
1
14
SUB%
7
6
Losses
3
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
34
Bouts
17
89
Rounds
31
6 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 1 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

1
UFC
7
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Bellator
-
2
Tapology
8

Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa preview

When is Strickland vs Costa?

Sean Strickland is set to fight Paulo Costa during the of UFC 302, on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Strickland vs Costa stats

Sean Strickland steps into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Paulo Costa will make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa has a massive power advantage over Strickland, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Strickland's 39%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Strickland will have a slight advantage over Costa, with a 14% submission rate over Costa's 7%.

Sean Strickland is the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.

Strickland has 4-inch reach advantage.

Strickland is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 58 more professional rounds, 89 to Costa's 31.

Strickland vs Costa form

Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 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 defeated 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 beat 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 won against 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.

Paulo Costa has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had defeated Yoel Romero at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Paulo Costa.

Sean Strickland last fought 2 months and 26 days ago, while Paulo Costa's last outing was 1 month and 29 days ago.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

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