Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Strickland vs Muhammad?
Sean Strickland could potentially square off against Belal Muhammad, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
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 Muhammad stats
Sean Strickland would step into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Belal Muhammad would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Strickland would have an advantage in power over Muhammad, with a 39% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage over Muhammad, with a 14% submission rate over Muhammad's 4%.
Sean Strickland is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Strickland has a height advantage of 2 inches over Muhammad. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Strickland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Muhammad, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 84 to Muhammad's 79.
Strickland vs Muhammad form
Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Muhammad has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sean Brady at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had beat Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Belal Muhammad.
Sean Strickland last fought 15 days ago, while Belal Muhammad's last outing was 4 months and 18 days ago.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Strickland vs Muhammad?
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