Sean Strickland

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Sean Strickland
Born (1991-02-27) February 27, 1991 (age 28)
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
ResidenceCommerce, California, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach76 in (193 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofCorona, California, United States
TeamMillennia MMA Gym
RVCA Training Center
Team Quest
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission4
By decision7
By knockout1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sean Strickland (born February 27, 1991) 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.


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 faced Nordine Taleb on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[24] He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round.[25] Strickland became a free agent after the fight by fighting out his contract.[26]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2018, Strickland was hit by a car while he was driving a motorcycle in Los Angeles, rendering him unconscious. He suffered numerous injuries and his knee was operated after the accident.[27]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–3 Nordine Taleb TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 2 3:10 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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]


  1. ^ a b c "Sean Strickland - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mir vs. Duffee". Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "UFC 171: Sean Strickland vs Bubba McDaniel booked for March 15 with Tor Troeng hurt". March 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "UFC 171 results: Sean Strickland chokes out Bubba McDaniel in the first round". March 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Luke Barnatt vs. Sean Strickland set for UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin". March 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 41 results: Sean Strickland shocks Luke Barnatt with split decision". May 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-12-22). "Three fights added to UFC Fight Night 61". Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-12-22). "UFC Fight Night 61 results: Santiago Ponzinibbio tops Sean Strickland in 'FOTN' contender". Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-03-31). "Sean Strickland meets Igor Araujo at July's UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego". Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  10. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-15). "UFC Fight Night 71 results: Sean Strickland cruises in decision win over Igor Araujo". Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  11. ^ Staff (2015-12-15). "Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh". 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". 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". Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  14. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-06-04). "UFC 199 results: Sean Strickland edges Tom Breese by split decision". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  15. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-30). "Tim Means returns from suspension to face Sean Strickland at UFC 202". Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  16. ^ John Morgan (2016-08-05). "Sean Strickland out at UFC 202; promotion seeks new opponent for Tim Means". Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  17. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-08-09). "Sabah Homasi steps in to face Tim Means at UFC 202". Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  18. ^ Staff (2017-02-14). "Sean Strickland vs. Kamaru Usman added to UFC 210 in Buffalo". Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  19. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-04-08). "UFC 210 results: Kamaru Usman dominates Sean Strickland, still perfect in UFC". Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  20. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-08-21). "Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland set for UFC Fight Night 120". 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". 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". Retrieved 2018-08-10. (in Dutch)
  25. ^ "UFC Fight Night 138 Prelims: Sean Strickland Pounds Out Nordine Taleb". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  26. ^ Fernanda Prates (October 30, 2018). "Fear of losing not entirely behind Sean Strickland, but UFC Moncton win is a start".
  27. ^ "UFC's Sean Strickland details serious motorcycle accident, says 'long road back' to octagon". December 16, 2018.
  28. ^ "Sean". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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