Sean Strickland vs.Paulo Costa Head-to-Head Record

Last Modified May 27, 2024 07:14 GMT



Sean Strickland will fight Paulo Costa at UFC 302.


Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa is an upcoming mixed martial arts matchup produced and organized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The middleweight bout is scheduled for the co-main event at UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier on June 1, 2024, at the Prudential Center in Newark, United States.


The former UFC middleweight champion, Sean Strickland is coming off a split decision loss to Dicrus du Plessis in his last championship fight held at UFC 297 on January 20, 2024. After winning the title from Adesany in September 2023, Strickland could not hold on to the belt for his first defense matchup. However, the 33-year-old middleweight put on a show against the current champion, Dicrus du Plessis, and is currently ranked as the No.1 contender in the division.


Whereas, Paulo Costa is coming off a unanimous decision loss to the former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 on February 17, 2024. Even though Costa almost finished Whittaker in the first round, he lost it when it came to the decision of the judges. Moreover, it was Costa’s first fight in almost one and a half years of inactivity inside the Octagon and he is still ranked as the No.7 middleweight contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


To sum up, both fighters are coming off a decision loss in their previous fights. For Strickland, it is his chance to defeat Paulo Costa and try another shot at the title by securing his No.1 spot in the rankings. Meanwhile, the 33-year-old Brazilian has his chance of defeating the former champion getting ranked as the No.1 contender in the middleweight rankings, and calling out for the champion for a title shot.


Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa Stats


StatsSean StricklandPaulo Costa
MMA Record28-6-014-3-0
UFC Ranking (Middleweight)No.1 ranked middleweight contenderNo.7 ranked middleweight contender
Last FightLossLoss
NationalityAmericanBrazilian
Height6 feet 1 inch6 feet 1 inch
Weight184.80 lbs185.50 lbs
Reach76 in72 in
Striking Accuracy42%58%
Takedown Accuracy64%75%
Takedown Defense77%80%
Win Streak (Active)--
MMA Debut20082012


Sean Strickland MMA Record


Starting his professional career in 2008, the former UFC middleweight champion currently boasts a record of 28 wins and 6 losses in mixed martial arts. He has eleven wins via knockout and 4 via submission.


Paulo Costa MMA Record


The No.7 ranked middleweight contender in the UFC boasts a record of 14 wins and 3 losses in his MMA career so far. The majority of his wins are via knockout(11), decision(2), and submission(1).


FAQs on Sean Strickland vs.Paulo Costa Head-to-Head Record

A. The middleweight bout is scheduled for the co-main event at UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier on June 1, 2024.

A. Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, United States. 

A. Starting his professional career in 2008, the former UFC middleweight champion currently boasts a record of 28 wins and 6 losses in mixed martial arts.

A. The No.7 ranked middleweight contender in the UFC boasts a record of 14 wins and 3 losses in his MMA career so far.

A. Sean Strickland is currently ranked as the No.1 contender in the division. 

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