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Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Strickland vs Usman?
Sean Strickland could potentially square off against Kamaru Usman, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Strickland vs Usman 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.
Kamaru Usman would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Usman would have a slight advantage in power over Strickland, with a 45% knock out percentage over Strickland's 39%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage over Usman, with a 14% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Sean Strickland is the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Strickland has a height advantage of 1 inch over Usman. Despite this, Usman has 2-inch reach advantage.
Strickland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Usman, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 84 to Usman's 76.
Strickland vs Usman form
Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 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.
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.
Usman has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Before that, he had won against Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Kamaru Usman.
Sean Strickland last fought 2 months and 25 days ago, while Kamaru Usman's last outing was 1 month and 13 days ago.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Strickland vs Usman?
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