Sean Strickland

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Sean Strickland
Born (1991-02-27) February 27, 1991 (age 27)
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
Nickname(s) Tarzan
Residence Commerce, California, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 76 in (193 cm)[2]
Fighting out of Corona, California, United States
Team Millennia MMA Gym
RVCA Training Center
Team Quest
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 19
By knockout 8
By submission 4
By decision 7
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sean Strickland is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2008, he is the former King of the Cage Middleweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Originally from Anaheim, California, Strickland began training in mixed martial arts at the age of 14 and turned professional at the age of 16.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

King of the Cage[edit]

Strickland made his professional debut in 2008 for the King of the Cage promotion and compiled an undefeated record of 9-0 before facing Josh Bryant in a fight for the King of the Cage Middleweight Championship at KOTC: Unification on December 9, 2012. Strickland won via split decision, and then successfully defended his title twice before being signed by the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Strickland made his UFC debut at UFC 171 on March 15, 2014, facing Bubba McDaniel.[3] Strickland won via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.[4]

Strickland made his next appearance at UFC Fight Night 41 against Luke Barnatt on May 31, 2014.[5] Strickland won via split decision.[6]

Strickland faced Santiago Ponzinibbio in a welterweight bout on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61.[7] Strickland lost the back and forth fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Strickland faced Igor Araújo on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71.[9] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[10]

Strickland faced Alex Garcia on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[11] After a back-and-forth first two rounds, Strickland won the fight via TKO in the third round.[12]

Strickland next faced Tom Breese on June 4, 2016 at UFC 199.[13] He won the fight via split decision.[14]

Strickland was expected to face Tim Means on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202.[15] However Strickland pulled out of the fight in early August citing a knee injury.[16] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Sabah Homasi.[17]

Strickland faced Kamaru Usman on April 8, 2017 at UFC 210.[18] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Strickland faced Court McGee on November 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 120.[20] This fight was back and forth for all three rounds and was initially announced a majority draw with scores of 30-27, 29-29, and 29-29. After the fight it was revealed there was an error in calculating the judges scorecards and Strickland was declared the winner by unanimous decision.[21]

Strickland faced Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224.[22] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[23]

Strickland is expected to face Nordine Taleb on 2October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[24]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–3 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos KO (spinning wheel kick and punches) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 1 3:12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 19–2 Court McGee Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis November 11, 2017 3 5:00 Norfolk, Virginia, United States Originally announced as a majority draw; overturned due to a miscalculation in scores.
Loss 18–2 Kamaru Usman Decision (unanimous) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 5:00 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 18–1 Tom Breese Decision (split) UFC 199 June 4, 2016 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 17–1 Alex Garcia KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy February 21, 2016 3 4:25 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 16–1 Igor Araújo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 2015 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Loss 15–1 Santiago Ponzinibbio Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir February 22, 2015 3 5:00 Porto Alegre, Brazil Welterweight debut.
Win 15–0 Luke Barnatt Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi May 31, 2014 3 5:00 Berlin, Germany
Win 14–0 Bubba McDaniel Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 1 4:33 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 13–0 Matt Lagler TKO (punches) KOTC: Split Decision August 29, 2013 1 4:59 Highland, California, United States Defended the KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 12–0 Yusuke Sakashita Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Worldwide July 5, 2013 5 5:00 Manila, Philippines Defended the KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 11–0 Bill Albrecht KO (punch) KOTC: Restitution February 7, 2013 1 2:41 Los Angeles, California, United States Defended the KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–0 Josh Bryant Decision (split) KOTC: Unification December 9, 2012 3 5:00 Highland, California, United States Defended and unified the KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–0 Brandon Hunt TKO (punches) KOTC: Hardcore April 26, 2012 1 3:24 Highland, California, United States Defended the KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Brandon Hunt TKO (punches) KOTC: Steel Curtain December 17, 2011 1 3:48 Norman, Oklahoma, United States Won the KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Brett Sbardella KO (punches) KOTC: Demolition August 6, 2011 1 1:03 Walker, Minnesota, United States
Win 6–0 Donavin Hawkey Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Platinum November 25, 2010 1 1:21 Durban, South Africa
Win 5–0 Adriel Montes TKO (punches) KOTC: Underground 63 October 2, 2010 2 1:05 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 George Interiano Decision (unanimous) LBFN 7: Long Beach Fight Night 7 January 3, 2010 3 5:00 Long Beach, California, United States
Win 3–0 William Wheeler Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Jolted October 3, 2009 1 1:55 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 2–0 Brandon Ellsworth TKO (punches) KOTC: Last Resort March 14, 2009 1 1:28 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Tyler Pottett Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Protege March 22, 2008 2 1:53 Laughlin, Nevada, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sean Strickland - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mir vs. Duffee". UFC.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "UFC 171: Sean Strickland vs Bubba McDaniel booked for March 15 with Tor Troeng hurt". mmamania.com. March 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "UFC 171 results: Sean Strickland chokes out Bubba McDaniel in the first round". bloodyelbow.com. March 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Luke Barnatt vs. Sean Strickland set for UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin". bjpenn.com. March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 41 results: Sean Strickland shocks Luke Barnatt with split decision". mmajunkie.com. May 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-12-22). "Three fights added to UFC Fight Night 61". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-12-22). "UFC Fight Night 61 results: Santiago Ponzinibbio tops Sean Strickland in 'FOTN' contender". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  9. ^ Staff (2015-03-31). "Sean Strickland meets Igor Araujo at July's UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  10. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-15). "UFC Fight Night 71 results: Sean Strickland cruises in decision win over Igor Araujo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  11. ^ Staff (2015-12-15). "Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  12. ^ Adrian McNair (2016-02-21). "UFC Fight Night 83 results: TKO! Sean Strickland swarms on Alex Garcia late to get stoppage at UFC Pittsburgh". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  13. ^ Matt Erickson (2016-03-29). "Sean Strickland gets home fight, meets Tom Breese at UFC 199 in Los Angeles in June". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  14. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-06-04). "UFC 199 results: Sean Strickland edges Tom Breese by split decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  15. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-30). "Tim Means returns from suspension to face Sean Strickland at UFC 202". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  16. ^ John Morgan (2016-08-05). "Sean Strickland out at UFC 202; promotion seeks new opponent for Tim Means". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  17. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-08-09). "Sabah Homasi steps in to face Tim Means at UFC 202". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  18. ^ Staff (2017-02-14). "Sean Strickland vs. Kamaru Usman added to UFC 210 in Buffalo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  19. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-04-08). "UFC 210 results: Kamaru Usman dominates Sean Strickland, still perfect in UFC". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  20. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-08-21). "Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland set for UFC Fight Night 120". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-08-21. 
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Sean Strickland wins hard-fought decision upon further review". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12. 
  22. ^ Marcelo Barone (2018-03-23). "Elizeu Capoeira faces Sean Strickland at UFC Rio in May". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2018-03-23.  (in Portuguese)
  23. ^ "UFC 224 results: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos decks Sean Strickland with highlight-reel spinning kick". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  24. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-08-10). "Welterweight clash between Nordine Taleb and Sean Strickland during UFC Moncton". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-08-10.  (in Dutch)

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