Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland – Fight Preview & Analysis

Adesanya vs. Strickland fight preview

UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya will take on Sean Strickland in the UFC Middleweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 293 card.

Adesanya brings a unique switch fighting stance with an 80″ reach. In contrast, Strickland, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 76″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 49% striking accuracy, Adesanya has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 3.94 per minute. On the other hand, Strickland boasts a 41% striking accuracy, landing approximately 5.86 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 34-year-old, Israel Adesanya is coming in with a 24-2-0 record. Adesanya will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Alex Pereira at UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2 in April.

Strickland, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Abus Magomedov on April 8, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov and holds a 27-5-0 record.

Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland
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Israel Adesanya has a switch fighting stance with an 80″ reach. The 33-year-old Sean Strickland is an orthodox fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Israel Adesanya stats

→ Adesanya’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Adesanya lands 3.94 significant strikes per minute.
→ Adesanya’s takedown accuracy is 14%.
→ Adesanya’s takedown average is 0.06 per 15 minutes.
→ Adesanya’s takedown defense is 77%.

Adesanya comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.94 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Strickland fires at 41% accuracy, landing about 5.86 significant strikes per minute. Israel Adesanya also has a 14% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.06 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Strickland’s 1 takedowns and 84% takedown accuracy.

Sean Strickland stats

→ Strickland’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Strickland lands 5.86 significant strikes per minute.
→ Strickland’s takedown accuracy is 64%.
→ Strickland’s takedown average is 1 per 15 minutes.
→ Strickland’s takedown defense is 84%.

Sean spent, on average, 14:10 minutes in the Octagon, and Israel has an average fight time of 17:49 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Israel or Sean? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
September 9, 2023
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland

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