• Fight Date: Sat, Jun 1, 2024

On Saturday, June 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark, USA Sean «Tarzan» Strickland will meet Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa in a 5-round middleweight bout.

Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa

The fight is promoted by UFC.

Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland
Tarzan
Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa
Borrachinha
Country USAUSA
USA
BrazilBrazil
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age 33 years 33 years
Pro 16 years 12 years
Height 6′ 1″ (185 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 76″ (194 cm) 72″ (183 cm)
Division middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles - -
Record 28 - 6 - 0
(11 KOs)
14 - 3 - 0
(11 KOs)
KOs 39% 78%
Inactive 133 days 105 days
Advant.
Sean Strickland won by split-decision (SD) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Sean Strickland versus Paulo Costa?

  • To Be Announced

Strickland vs. Costa Full Fight Highlights

Strickland vs. Costa Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, June 1?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
lightweight (155 lbs)Islam Makhachev
(25 - 1 - 0)
Dustin Poirier
(30 - 8 - 0)
UFC
middleweight (185 lbs)Sean Strickland
(28 - 6 - 0)
Paulo Costa
(14 - 3 - 0)
middleweight (185 lbs)Kevin Holland
(25 - 11 - 0)
Michał Oleksiejczuk
(19 - 7 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Niko Price
(15 - 7 - 0)
Alex Morono
(24 - 9 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Randy Brown
(18 - 5 - 0)
Elizeu Zaleski
(24 - 7 - 1)
middleweight (185 lbs)Roman Kopylov
(12 - 3 - 0)
César Almeida
(5 - 0 - 0)
heavyweight (265 lbs)Jailton Almeida
(20 - 3 - 0)
Alexandr Romanov
(17 - 2 - 0)
lightweight (155 lbs)Grant Dawson
(20 - 2 - 1)
Joe Solecki
(13 - 4 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Phil Rowe
(10 - 4 - 0)
Jake Matthews
(19 - 7 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Mickey Gall
(7 - 5 - 0)
Bassil Hafez
(8 - 4 - 1)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Joselyne Edwards
(13 - 5 - 0)
Ailin Perez
(9 - 2 - 0)
flyweight (125 lbs)André Lima
(8 - 0 - 0)
Mitch Raposo
(9 - 1 - 0)
Sean «Tarzan» Strickland

Sean «Tarzan» Strickland

Sean Strickland is an American MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Strickland has been performing for 16 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Sean Strickland took place on January 20, 2024 against Dricus Du PlessisDricus Du Plessis (20 - 2 - 0).
Strickland lost by split-decision (SD).

Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis 

Sean Strickland's last fight

First world title

On September 9, 2023 Sean Strickland became the UFC middleweight champion.
The American defeated world champion Israel AdesanyaIsrael Adesanya (24 - 2 - 0).

Sean Strickland vs. Israel Adesanya 

Sean Strickland's fight for the first world title

And the new...

UFC World champion Sean Strickland

UFC World champion Sean Strickland

MMA record

  • Total fights: 34
  • Wins: 28
  • Wins by KO: 11
  • Wins by subm: 4
  • Wins by dec: 13
  • Losses: 6
  • Losses by KO: 2
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 4
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Sean Strickland have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-06-01 Paulo Costa Win
Decision (Split)
2024-01-20 Dricus Du Plessis Loss
Decision (Split)
2023-09-09 Israel Adesanya Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2023-07-01 Abusupiyan Magomedov Win
TKO (Punches)
2023-01-14 Nassourdine Imavov Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2022-12-17 Jared Cannonier Loss
Decision (Split)
2022-07-02 Alex Pereira Loss
KO (Punches)
2022-02-05 Jack Hermansson Win
Decision (Split)
2021-07-31 Uriah Hall Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-05-01 Krzysztof Jotko Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-11-14 Brendan Allen Win
TKO (Punches)
2020-10-31 Jack Marshman Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-10-27 Nordine Taleb Win
TKO (Punches)
2018-05-12 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Loss
KO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches)
2017-11-11 Court McGee Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-04-08 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-06-04 Tom Breese Win
Decision (Split)
2016-02-21 Alex Garcia Win
TKO (Punches)
2015-07-15 Igor Araujo Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-02-22 Santiago Ponzinibbio Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2014-05-31 Luke Barnatt Win
Decision (Split)
2014-03-15 Bubba McDaniel Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2013-08-29 Matt Lagler Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-07-05 Yusuke Sakashita Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2013-02-07 Bill Albrecht Win
KO (Punch)
2012-12-08 Josh Bryant Win
Decision (Split)
2012-04-26 Brandon Hunt Win
TKO (Punches)
2011-12-17 Brandon Hunt Win
TKO (Punches)
2011-08-06 Brett Sbardella Win
KO (Punches)
2010-11-25 Donavin Hawkey Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2010-10-02 Adriel Montes Win
TKO (Punches)
2010-01-03 George Interiano Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2009-10-03 William Wheeler Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2009-03-14 Brandon Ellsworth Win
TKO (Punches)
2008-03-22 Tyler Pottett Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

All Sean Strickland's losses

Who all beat Sean Strickland?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-01-20 Dricus Du Plessis Loss
Decision (Split)
2022-12-17 Jared Cannonier Loss
Decision (Split)
2022-07-02 Alex Pereira Loss
KO (Punches)
2018-05-12 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Loss
KO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches)
2017-04-08 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-02-22 Santiago Ponzinibbio Loss
Decision (Unanimous)

Sean «Tarzan» Strickland Highlights

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo Costa is a Brazilian MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Costa has been performing for 12 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Paulo Costa took place on February 17, 2024 against Robert WhittakerRobert Whittaker (24 - 7 - 0).
Costa lost by unanimous decision (UD).

Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker 

Paulo Costa's last fight

MMA record

  • Total fights: 17
  • Wins: 14
  • Wins by KO: 11
  • Wins by subm: 1
  • Wins by dec: 2
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 2
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Paulo Costa have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-06-01 Sean Strickland Loss
Decision (Split)
2024-02-17 Robert Whittaker Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2022-08-20 Luke Rockhold Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-10-23 Marvin Vettori Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-26 Israel Adesanya Loss
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
2019-08-17 Yoel Romero Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-07-07 Uriah Hall Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-11-04 Johny Hendricks Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-06-03 Oluwale Bamgbose Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-03-11 Garreth McLellan Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-09-03 Adriano Balby Win
KO (Punch)
2016-05-21 Eduardo Ramon Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2015-12-05 Bruno Assis Win
TKO (Punches)
2015-04-24 Wagner Silva Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-12-19 Gerson da Silva Conceicao Win
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
2013-11-01 Fabio Moreira Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-06-15 Ademilson Borges Duarte Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
2012-02-25 Teo Esteves Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)

All Paulo Costa's losses

Who all beat Paulo Costa?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-06-01 Sean Strickland Loss
Decision (Split)
2024-02-17 Robert Whittaker Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-10-23 Marvin Vettori Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-26 Israel Adesanya Loss
TKO (Punches and Elbows)

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Favorite
    Strickland to win: 1/2
  • Underdog
    Costa to win: 2/1

Prediction

Joshua Cook
Who will win: Strickland or Costa?

Strickland and Costa are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Sean Strickland will win by unanimous decision.

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