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UFC Middleweight Sean Strickland Dominates Unranked Opponent in Impressive Victory

Read about UFC middleweight Sean Strickland’s dominant victory over unranked opponent Abus Magomedov. Strickland’s impressive performance solidifies his position as a top contender in the middleweight division.

Key Points
Sean Strickland emerged as one of the biggest winners in the recent UFC event.

UFC middleweight Sean Strickland emerged from this past weekend’s event as one of the biggest winners. Not only did "Tarzan," who currently occupies #7 on the 185-pound ladder, successfully defend his position in the rankings, but he also recorded his first finish since 2020.

The Fight

Strickland was tasked with fighting down the pecking order against the unranked Abus Magomedov in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event. While it marked the outspoken American’s fifth headliner, it was just the second Octagon appearance for the Dagestani-born German. Many suggested that the booking derived from the promotion’s desire to add new contenders to the mix at middleweight, but Strickland put a firm stop to that in emphatic fashion.

Strickland’s Dominance

While Magomedov enjoyed a strong first round, he emerged from the corner seemingly fatigued. "Tarzan," who has gone the 25-minute distance on multiple occasions, capitalized by swarming the relative newcomer for the second-round TKO. But although Strickland has been praised for ending the fight early, and also received a performance bonus for his efforts, he thinks the stoppage was largely thanks to Magomedov.


In conclusion, Sean Strickland’s dominant performance against Abus Magomedov solidified his position as a top contender in the UFC middleweight division. With this impressive victory, Strickland showcased his skills and proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for him as he continues to climb the rankings.

Fight Results
Sean Strickland def. Abus Magomedov via TKO (Round 2)