Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
28-6-0
17-7-1

The tape

33
Age
36
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5SD 5
Form
SUB 3KO 2KO 1UD 3SUB 1
28
Wins
17
11
By KO
4
39
KO%
24
4
By Sub
13
14
SUB%
76
6
Losses
7
2
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
1
2008
Debut
2013
34
Bouts
25
89
Rounds
41
6 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 39 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

1
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
-

Sean Strickland vs Paul Craig preview

When is Strickland vs Craig?

Sean Strickland could potentially fight Paul Craig, 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 Craig 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.

Paul Craig would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Craig would have a massive advantage over Strickland, boosting at 76% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.

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

Craig has a height advantage of 2 inches over Strickland. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Strickland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 5 months earlier than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 48 more professional rounds, 89 to Craig's 41.

Strickland vs Craig 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.

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

In his last fight, he Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night – Allen vs Craig on 18th November 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against André Muniz at UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura on 22nd July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Johnny Walker at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had been beaten by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Paul Craig.

Sean Strickland last fought 1 month and 7 days ago, while Paul Craig's last outing was 3 months and 9 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.

Craig's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Strickland vs Craig?

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