Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-7-0
28-6-0

The tape

33
Age
32
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5UD 5
Form
SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5SD 5
25
Wins
28
9
By KO
11
36
KO%
39
5
By Sub
4
20
SUB%
14
7
Losses
6
3
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008
32
Bouts
34
84
Rounds
89
6 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

3
UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
1

Robert Whittaker vs Sean Strickland preview

When is Whittaker vs Strickland?

Robert Whittaker could potentially face the challenge of Sean Strickland, in Summer 2024.

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).

Whittaker vs Strickland stats

Robert Whittaker would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Sean Strickland would make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 39% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have a slight advantage over Strickland, with a 20% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.

Robert Whittaker is the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.

Strickland has a height advantage of 1 inch over Whittaker. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Whittaker is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 5 less professional rounds, 84 to Strickland's 89.

Whittaker vs Strickland form

Robert Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

He had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had defeated Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Robert Whittaker last fought 3 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 1 month ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Whittaker vs Strickland?

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