Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
28-6-0
17-4-0

The tape

33
Age
36
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5SD 5
Form
UD 5UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5
28
Wins
17
11
By KO
4
39
KO%
24
4
By Sub
4
14
SUB%
24
6
Losses
4
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
34
Bouts
21
89
Rounds
68
6 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 14 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

1
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
-

Sean Strickland vs Colby Covington preview

When is Strickland vs Covington?

Sean Strickland could potentially square off against Colby Covington, in Summer 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 Covington stats

Sean Strickland would step 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.

Colby Covington would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Strickland would have an advantage in power over Covington, with a 39% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Covington would have a slight advantage over Strickland, with a 24% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.

Sean Strickland is the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Strickland has a height advantage of 2 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 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 10 months earlier than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 21 more professional rounds, 89 to Covington's 68.

Strickland vs Covington 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 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 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 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.

Covington has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he Leon Edwards 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 won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Sean Strickland last fought 1 month and 7 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 2 months and 11 days ago.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Strickland vs Covington?

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