Late 2021
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
26-5-0
16-6-0

The tape

31
Age
38
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Full record

UD 5SD 5KO 1SD 5UD 5
Form
UD 3KO 2KO 3SUB 2
26
Wins
16
10
By KO
6
38
KO%
38
4
By Sub
8
15
SUB%
50
5
Losses
6
2
Stopped
5
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2007
31
Bouts
22
77
Rounds
41
5 hours, 46 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 40 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

7
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
-

Sean Strickland vs Luke Rockhold preview

When is Strickland vs Rockhold?

Sean Strickland could potentially fight Luke Rockhold, in Late 2021.

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 26 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 10 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 that Strickland and Rockhold have similar power, both with a 38% knock out percentage.

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 15%.

Sean Strickland is the younger man by 7 years, at 31 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 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 months later than Rockhold, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 36 more professional rounds, 77 to Rockhold's 41.

Strickland vs Rockhold 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.

Activity check

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Rockhold's last 4 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 7 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?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Strickland vs Rockhold yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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