Sean Strickland



Facing Jack Hermansson
December 3, 2021
Strickland will take on Jack Hermansson in a five-round main event Feb. 5, Brett Okamoto of reports.
Strickland has been on a roll lately, winning five straight fights. His last two victories have come by unanimous decision after five rounds against Krzysztof Jotko and Uriah Hall. Hermansson, on the other hand, has alternated wins and losses over his last five fights, most recently winning a three-round unanimous decision against Edmen Shahbazyan.
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Opponent out due to injury
October 11, 2021
Strickland's scheduled opponent for Nov. 6 at UFC 268 in New York, Luke Rockhold, withdrew from the matchup Monday due to a herniated disc in his back, Mike Bohn of USA Today reports.
The UFC plans to seek a replacement on the Nov. 6 card for Rockhold, so Strickland is expected to remain prepared to fight at Madison Square Garden.
Fighting Rockhold at UFC 268
August 4, 2021
Strickland will take on Luke Rockhold in a middleweight bout at UFC 268 on Nov. 6, Aaron Bronsteter of reports.
Strickland is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Uriah Hall in the main event of UFC on ESPN 28 on July 31. That was his fifth straight win and his ninth win in his last 11 bouts. Rockhold meanwhile has yet to fight since July of 2019 when he was knocked out by Jan Blachowicz.
Cruises to main event win
July 31, 2021
Strickland defeated Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 49-46) at UFC on ESPN 28 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
This was the first real showcase of Strickland's UFC career, and he passed the test with flying colors. Fighting behind his jab, Strickland set the pace of the fight in the early going and kept it up through the entirety of the bout. Hall can really take a punch, and that's the only real reason this one lasted as long as it did. Strickland is technically sound, in addition to having legitimate power and stellar cardio. Strickland missed more than two years worth of action due to a motorcycle accident, but has since responded with four-straight wins since returning last October. Strickland still doesn't get the credit he deserves. Maybe this performance will help in that regard. He's won five in a row overall and is 9-2 in his past 11 bouts. Strickland is a likeable, genuine guy, and he's going to get a high-profile fight his next time out. He deserves it.
Bout moved to July 31 main event
June 4, 2021
Strickland's matchup with Uriah Hall at UFC 265 on August 7 has been rescheduled as the main event at UFC Fight Night on July 31, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
The middleweight matchup will also move to five rounds as the main event for the July 31 card. Strickland inked a multi-fight deal with UFC last week and has won three bouts since Halloween, with his last victory coming via unanimous decision over Krzysztof Jotko on May 1. Hall defeated Chris Weidman in April, though that fight lasted only 17 seconds before Weidman broke his leg on an low kick.
Signs multi-fight contract
May 28, 2021
Strickland signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC on Friday, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
There were no specifics mentioned on how many fights the contract was for, but Strickland will remain with the UFC for the near future. He's won each of his last three fights and is set to take on Uriah Hall at UFC 265 on August 7.