Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Strickland vs Rockhold?
Sean Strickland could potentially fight Luke Rockhold, in Late 2023.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Strickland vs Rockhold 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.
Luke Rockhold would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage in power over Rockhold, with a 39% knock out percentage over Rockhold's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rockhold would have a massive advantage over Strickland, boosting at 50% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.
Sean Strickland is the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Rockhold has a height advantage of 2 inches over Strickland. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Strickland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 months later than Rockhold, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 43 more professional rounds, 84 to Rockhold's 41.
Strickland vs Rockhold 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.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 3 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Rockhold's last 4 fights have come over a period of 6 years and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Strickland vs Rockhold?
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