Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Odds, Props & Prediction for UFC 293

Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Odds, Props & Prediction for UFC 293

UFC 293 odds indicate a strong chance that Adesanya -460 will defeat Strickland as a +380 underdog.

This will be Strickland’s third fight this year with back-to-back wins in 2023.

We review the best betting props for wagering on Adesanya vs Strickland at UFC 293.

UFC 293 is set for Sydney, Australia, at the Qudos Bank Arena, on September 10, 2023. Headlined by local hero Israel Adesanya who will defend his middleweight title against Sean Strickland. We review the latest odds for UFC 293 with a fight prediction for this intriguing fight between Adesanya vs Strickland.

Adesanya vs Strickland Odds

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According to Caesars Sportsbook Israel Adesanya is a -480 betting favorite for this middleweight title defence against Sean Strickland at UFC Sydney. Oddsmakers are giving Strickland a 21.7% chance of winning, with a $100 bet netting $360 on the chance of an upset here.

Stay tuned to, for the latest UFC 293 prop bets where we’ll find the best odds for Adesanya and Strickland to win by decision and also by TKO/KO or submission.

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Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Prediction for UFC Sydney

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, the current middleweight champion, is gearing up for his second reign with the recently acquired middleweight title. His challenger, the ever-ready Sean “Tarzan” Strickland, stands ready to test his mettle in the octagon.

Adesanya is a true artist in the cage, blending precision and calculated striking game. His striking stats are impressive, with 3.94 significant strikes landed per minute, and a striking accuracy of 49%.

Adesanya’s ability to switch stances keeps his opponents guessing, and his 80-inch reach allows him to maintain distance and control the range. However, the champ does have a chink in his armor – his takedown defense. With a 77% takedown defense rate, Adesanya has shown vulnerability against skilled grapplers.

Strickland, the challenger, might not boast the flashy striking numbers of Adesanya, but his gritty approach and relentless pace are what make him a force to be reckoned with. He lands 5.86 significant strikes per minute, and while his striking accuracy might be lower at 41%, his volume and pressure can wear down opponents.

The 6’1″ fighter has a slight reach disadvantage but compensates with his orthodox stance and straightforward striking. Where Strickland shines is in his grappling game. With an impressive 64% takedown accuracy, he has the ability to bring the fight to the ground and control his opponents.

His takedown defense at 84% is commendable, giving him an edge in nullifying Adesanya’s attempts to take him down. Strickland’s most recent victory over Imavov showcased his grappling skills, as he secured takedowns and maintained control.

The Path to Victory Adesanya’s key to victory lies in his striking prowess and range control. He must capitalize on his reach advantage and keep Strickland at bay with his crisp striking and unpredictable stance switches.

If he can avoid Strickland’s takedowns and maintain a standing fight, Adesanya has a good chance of finding the openings and delivering fight-changing blows, similar to his win over Cannonier.

Strickland’s path involves pressuring Adesanya relentlessly. He needs to close the distance, mix up strikes and takedown attempts, and drag the champ into the clinch or onto the mat. If he can emulate Pereira’s success and exploit Adesanya’s takedown defense, he might find himself in a dominant position to control the fight.

Strickland’s win over Imavov highlighted his grappling prowess, while his victory against Magomedov showcased his relentless striking

In Adesanya’s most recent revenge win over Pereira, “Stylebender” returned to his most fluid and best version. Scoring his first TKO win since 2020, when he stopped Paulo Costa in clinical fashion. Adesanya’s confidence should be high and if he is willing to take more right, there is a strong chance that he puts on a real show in Sydney at UFC 283.

My prediction is Adesanya gets the job done and wins by TKO in over 2.5 rounds.

Whittaker Sees Strickland’s Style Causing Some Problems

Robert Whittaker believes that Sean Strickland has a strong potential to upset Israel Adesanya at UFC 293, a possibility that many fans might not be fully considering.

“I am curious to see how Adesanya approaches Sean’s style, because it is very unorthodox,” Whittaker said. “He has a very upright, straight stance. He is susceptible to leg kicks, but he likes that pressure fighting. I think the Sean we saw last fight was probably his best showing. I think that is a very dangerous Strickland. I am very interested to see if Strickland can do something that can trouble to counter fighter that Izzy is.”

Whittaker’s perspective holds weight due to his extensive experience facing Adesanya twice in the Octagon. Despite his recent loss to Dricus Du Plessis, a fighter who was on track for a middleweight title shot, Whittaker’s insights remain valuable. With Dricus Du Plessis not ready for UFC 293, the promotion has chosen to give Strickland his first opportunity at the championship belt.

Drop a comment below on your prediction for Adesanya vs Sean Strickland below!

Author: Ethan Morgan