Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions (UFC 293, September 9)
This is one of the most exciting fights this weekend, and with the exchange of words between the pair, we have a box of excitement on our hands. Can Israel Adesanya retain his middleweight title, or will Sean Strickland grab his third win this year in grand style?
Key Details About the UFC 293 Main Event
Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya gears up to defend his title against Sean Strickland, who is a force to reckon with. Israel Adesanya was supposed to defend his crown against Dricus Du Plessis, but he has been pitched against the ‘Tarzan.’
This Middleweight Championship takes place at the Qudos Arena on the 9th of September, and it is the main event for UFC 293. This is the second time the Ultimate Fighting Championship is scheduled to be held in Australia this year, and it is available on ESPN Plus.
|ℹ️ Event:||UFC 293 Main Event, for Middleweight Championship Title|
|🏟️ Venue:||Qudos Arena, Sydney, Australia|
|🗓️ Date:||9 September 2023|
|⏰ Time:||04:15 a.m. GMT on Saturday|
Adesanya vs Strickland Odds & Betting Preview
Israel Adesanya is the clear favorite to win at 1.17 (1/6), and the online MMA bookies have Sean Strickland as a huge underdog to win this fight. A win for Sean Strickland is valued at 5.00 (4/1), and this proves how difficult his opponent is, although the odds might be exaggerated.
‘The Last Stylebender’ is set to face Sean Strickland for the first time ever in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he is tasked with retaining his middleweight crown in his second spell. Israel Adesanya is coming off a morale-boosting win against Alex Pereira, and he would be very confident ahead of this fight. Sean Strickland isn’t as decorated as Israel Adesanya, and he needs to be at his best to wrestle the middleweight championship title from the New Zealander.
Adesanya’s Current Form in the UFC
Israel Adesanya needed revenge over Alex Pereira after he was defeated by a technical knockout by the Brazilian last November. He got his redemption a few months ago with a knockout win over the ‘Poatan,’ and he has now won four of his last five fights in the UFC. Israel Adesanya defended the middleweight championship three times before losing it to Alex Pereira, but he won it back in his last fight. He has a 24-2 record from 28 career matches.
Adesanya’s Advantages Over Strickland
The Last Stylebender has a better reach than Sean Strickland, with a four-inch advantage, including a better leg reach. Israel Adesanya’s height advantage over Sean Strickland isn’t so much, but it could be useful in this bout. The New Zealander also has a better striking accuracy than his opponent, and this is one of his biggest strengths when it comes to attacking.
Strickland’s Current Form in the UFC
Sean Strickland has won his last two fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He defeated Nassourdine Imavov in his light heavyweight debut, winning by unanimous decision. Sean Strickland’s last bout in the UFC was against Abusipiyan Magomedov in his return to the middleweight championship, and he defeated the Russian by technical knockout. The American mixed martial artist has a 27-5 career record from 32 matches.
Strickland’s Advantages Over Adesanya
There are few boxers with a better takedown defense than Sean Strickland, and he is better than Israel Adesanya in this regard. The ‘Tarzan’ has a better takedown accuracy than his opponent, and Israel Adesanya is really poor in this category. Sean Strickland has a takedown accuracy of 64% compared to the New Zealander’s 14%, and he also has a weight advantage over his opponent.
Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Betting Tips
Israel Adesanya To Win By Decision @ 2.25 (5/4)
Israel Adesanya is a huge favorite to win this fight, and he enters this fight on the back of a win against Alex Pereira, who is a tougher challenger than Sean Strickland. The Last Stylebender is the current middleweight champion, and he has defended this title three times in a row.
Israel Adesanya is one of the best in the world, and when compared to Sean Strickland, he is a far better fighter and a win in this bout is almost certain. The New Zealander mixed martial artist has won four of his last five UFC fights, and three of those victories were by unanimous decision. Sean Strickland’s last loss in the UFC was against Jared Cannonier, and he lost by split decision in the fifth round. So, all the chances are that the bout will go the distance, and Adesanya will be relying on points rather than KO/TKO.
Total Rounds – Over 2.5 @ 1.40 (2/5)
The first fight between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya ended in the fifth round, while the previous one ended in the second round with a win for the Last Stylebender. Four out of Israel Adesanya’s last five bouts have seen over 2.5 rounds, and there is a very good possibility of this fight getting past the second round.
There have been over 2.5 rounds of fights twice in Sean Strickland’s last three Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts. A bet on this fight to end with at least three rounds is the safest option available on UFC online odds betting.
Fight To Go The Distance @ 1.91 (10/11)
Despite the gap in quality between these two fighters, this middleweight championship fight has a good chance of reaching the last round. With two wins in a row, Sean Strickland is in good form and can make it challenging for the Last Stylebender. Israel Adesanya’s fights last year all went the distance, and if Robert Whittaker can hold on for long against the Stylebender, Sean Strickland can take this bout to the previous round. Backing this bout to go the distance is a good option with valuable odds.
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