Summer 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-4-0
14-2-0

The tape

31
Age
31
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

KO 1SD 5UD 5UD 3KO 2
Form
UD 3UD 5KO 2UD 3KO 2
25
Wins
14
10
By KO
11
40
KO%
79
4
By Sub
1
16
SUB%
7
4
Losses
2
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
29
Bouts
16
67
Rounds
28
4 hours, 56 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 46 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

7
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
11

Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa preview

When is Strickland vs Costa?

Sean Strickland could set to fight Paulo Costa, in Summer 2022.

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

Strickland vs Costa 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.

Paulo Costa would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa would have a massive power advantage over Strickland, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Strickland's 40%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage over Costa, with a 16% submission rate over Costa's 7%.

Sean Strickland is the same age as Paulo Costa, at 31 years old.

Strickland has 4-inch reach advantage.

Strickland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 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 39 more professional rounds, 67 to Costa's 28.

Strickland vs Costa 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 defeated 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 won against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

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

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

In his last fight, he defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Johny Hendricks at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

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

Sean Strickland last fought 4 months and 29 days ago, while Paulo Costa's last outing was 3 months and 11 days ago.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 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 Costa?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Strickland vs Costa 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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