Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
29-6-0
17-8-1

The tape

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

Full record

SD 5SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5
Form
KO 2SUB 3KO 2KO 1UD 3
29
Wins
17
11
By KO
4
38
KO%
24
4
By Sub
13
14
SUB%
76
6
Losses
8
2
Stopped
5
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
1
2008
Debut
2013
35
Bouts
26
94
Rounds
43
7 hours, 10 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 47 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

1
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
-

Sean Strickland vs Paul Craig preview

When is Strickland vs Craig?

Sean Strickland could potentially fight Paul Craig, in Late 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 29 wins, 6 losses 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, 8 losses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 13 by submission.

The stats suggest Strickland would have an advantage in power over Craig, with a 38% 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, boasting a 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 a 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 51 more professional rounds, 94 to Craig's 43.

Strickland vs Craig 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 won against Paulo Costa at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He was victorious against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Paul Craig has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he was beaten by Caio Borralho at UFC 301 on 4th May 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

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.

Activity check

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

Sean Strickland last fought 20 days ago, while Paul Craig's last outing was 1 month and 17 days ago.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 14 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, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Strickland vs Craig?

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