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#1 Middleweight Division

#14 PFP

Sean Strickland

Middleweight Division

28-6-0 (W-L-D)

11

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

9

First Round Finishes

Sean Strickland

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Sean Strickland's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
MMA
Age
33
Height
73.00
Weight
184.80
Octagon Debut
Mar. 15, 2014
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
41.50
  • Pro since 2008
     
  • 11 wins by KO, four by submission (4 RNC)
     
  • Nine first round finishes
     
  • Eight fights at welterweight (5-3)
     
  • Has won nine of his last 12 and three of his last four
     
  • Owns 2012 win over UFC / TUF vet Josh Bryant

UFC 297 (1/20/24) Strickland lost a five round split decision to Dricus Du Plessis, losing his UFC middleweight title 

UFC 293 (9/9/23) Strickland won a five round unanimous decision over Israel Adesanya to win the UFC middleweight title 

UFC on ESPN (7/1/23) Strickland stopped Abus Magomedov via strikes at 4:20 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Strickland won a five-round unanimous decision over Nassourdine Imavov 

UFC Fight Night (12/17/22) Strickland lost a five-round split decision to Jared Cannonier 

UFC 276 (7/2/22) Strickland was knocked out by Alex Pereira at 2:36 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Strickland won a five round split decision over Jack Hermansson

UFC on ESPN (7/31/21) Strickland won a five round unanimous decision over Uriah Hall

UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Strickland won a three round unanimous decision over Krzysztof Jotko

UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Strickland stopped Brendan Allen via strikes at 1:32 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Strickland won a three-round unanimous decision over Jack Marshman

UFC Fight Night (10/27/18) Strickland stopped Nordine Taleb via strikes at 3:10 of the second round

UFC 224 (5/12/18) Strickland was knocked out by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at 3:12 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Strickland won a three round unanimous decision over Court McGee

UFC 210 (4/8/17) Strickland lost a three round unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman

UFC 199 (6/4/16) Strickland won a three round split decision over Tom Breese

UFC Fight Night (2/21/16) Strickland stopped Alex Garcia via strikes at 4:25 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (7/15/15) Strickland won a three round unanimous decision over Igor Araujo

UFC Fight Night (2/22/15) Strickland lost a three round unanimous decision to Santiago Ponzinibbio

UFC Fight Night (5/31/14) Strickland won a three round split decision over Luke Barnatt

UFC 171 (3/15/14) Strickland submitted Bubba McDaniel via rear naked choke at 4:33 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I first began training when I was 14, mainly for the fact it was the only sport I didn’t get kicked out of. It was a way for me to work out some of my anger and next thing I knew I turned pro when I was 16 and I found my calling in life.

What ranks and titles have you held? King of the Cage middleweight belt, brown belt in BJJ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means everything to me. I’ve spent the last eight years of my life inside a gym preparing for this moment in my life.

What was your job before you started fighting? I turned pro when I was 16. I’ve always been a fighter.

Favorite Striking technique: Not getting punched in the face technique