UFC Fighter Interview and Odds Profile: Sean Strickland
Odds.com’s Sean Strickland UFC Odds Profile: Sean Strickland returns to the UFC this Saturday at UFC Vegas 12 after a motorcycle accident kept him from fighting professionally for almost two years. Our own James Lynch talked to Sean in the lead up to this bout this Saturday with Jack Marshman.
Sean Strickland Interview
Sean Strickland Debuts:
Sean Strickland made his professional MMA debut in 2008, with the ‘King of the Cage’ promotion out of California. He competed in KOTC from 2008, up until 2014. Strickland made his UFC debut in 2014, it was his first professional MMA bout with global odds posted. Strickland won the bout against Bubba McDaniel at UFC 171, via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.
Sean Strickland UFC Record:
Since coming into the UFC, Strickland has a 7-3 record, with 3 stoppages, and 4 wins by decision. Strickland has only ever been finished once in the UFC (by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos), dropping the other two losses by way of decision. (Kamaru Usman, Santiago Ponzinibbio). Sean Strickland has won as an underdog three times, with his other four wins coming as the favorite.
Best Bets: Sean Strickland
The most profitable way to bet Sean Strickland throughout his UFC career has been on the ‘Inside the Distance’ prop. Even though Strickland has only finished 3 of his opponents, he’s done so at prices of +150 (Bubba McDaniel), +320 (Alex Garcia) and his most recent stoppage came in his last UFC fight, against Nordine Taleb, cashing the ‘Inside the Distance’ prop at +650.
Strickland has profited his backers +2.94 units on the moneyline, with a 7-3 record. 7 of his 10 fights have gone ‘Over’ the betting total, for +1.48 units profit. With 6 of his 10 fights going the distance, for +0.75 units profit.
Betting against Strickland has been a long term losing proposition in his UFC career. With backers of his opponents going 3-7 on the moneyline, for a loss of -3.67 units.
Fighter Betting Trends: Sean Strickland
|Sean Strickland||Record||Profit (Units)|
|‘Inside the Distance’||3-7||+4.21u|
|‘to Win Fight’||7-3||+2.94u|
|‘Fight Goes the Distance’||6-4||+0.75u|
|‘Fight Doesn’t Go Distance’||4-6||+0.24u|
UFC Vegas 12: Sean Strickland vs Jack Marshman
The best bet to make on Sean Strickland in his upcoming bout at UFC Vegas 12, is definitely ‘Inside the Distance’, which is currently in the +175 range. Strickland is a hefty -300 favorite on the moneyline (via Bet365), with the fight favored to go the distance at -130. You can get Strickland to win by Decision at +120, so splitting a unit between ‘Strickland by Decision’ and ‘Strickland Inside the Distance’ is a great way to get value out of a -300 lined fighter.