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Sean Strickland vs Belal Muhammad preview
When is Strickland vs Muhammad?
Sean Strickland could potentially square off against Belal Muhammad, in Saturday 6th November 2021.
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 26 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 10 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 22 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 38% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 23%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage over Muhammad, with a 15% submission rate over Muhammad's 5%.
Sean Strickland is the younger man by 2 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 6 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 3 more professional rounds, 77 to Muhammad's 74.
Strickland vs Muhammad form
Sean Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest in the United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
Muhammad has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Sean Brady at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had defeated Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
He had defeated Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Belal Muhammad.
Sean Strickland last fought 2 months and 11 days ago, while Belal Muhammad's last outing was 5 months and 3 days ago.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 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 Muhammad?
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