Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2008
- 11 wins by KO, four by submission (4 RNC)
- Nine first round finishes
- Eight fights at welterweight (5-3)
- Has won 13 of his last 17 and nine of his last 11
- Owns 2012 win over UFC / TUF vet Josh Bryant
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