Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-7-0
29-6-0

The tape

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

Full record

KO 1UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5
Form
SD 5SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5
25
Wins
29
9
By KO
11
36
KO%
38
5
By Sub
4
20
SUB%
14
7
Losses
6
3
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008
32
Bouts
35
84
Rounds
94
6 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 10 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

3
UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
2

Robert Whittaker vs Sean Strickland preview

When is Whittaker vs Strickland?

Robert Whittaker could potentially face the challenge of Sean Strickland, in Early 2025.

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 losses 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 29 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Strickland would have a slight advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 38% 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 same age as Sean Strickland, 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 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 84 to Strickland's 94.

Whittaker vs Strickland form

Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he won against Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov on 22nd June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had beaten Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

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

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

He had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Strickland has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Paulo Costa at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had 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.

Before that, he had beaten 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.

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

Activity check

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

Robert Whittaker last fought 1 day ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 22 days ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 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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