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Michael Bisping breaks down Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa

Michael Bisping provides former middleweight champion Sean Strickland the benefit in opposition to Paulo Costa at UFC 302.

Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and Costa (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) meet in a five-round co-main occasion June 1 at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.

Whereas Bisping provides Costa an influence benefit, he thinks the additional two rounds will closely profit Strickland, who’s gone 5 rounds seven occasions in his profession. Costa, then again, has competed for 25 minutes solely as soon as, a unanimous resolution loss to Marvin Vettori in a light-weight heavyweight bout.

“That could be a loopy struggle, OK? Paulo Costa hits more durable, I’m telling you proper now, Bisping mentioned on his YouTube channel. “I’ve skilled with Sean Strickland. He’s received excellent boxing, we all know that. We noticed that when he beat Israel Adesanya, one of the best efficiency of his profession, nearly completed him within the first spherical, proper? He’ll go on the market. He’ll struggle ‘d*ck to d*ck, nipple to nipple, however his fashion is behind the jab.

“Paulo Costa goes to come back ahead loads. I believe Paulo Costa hits more durable, however I believe Sean has a bonus with the cardio. Let’s keep in mind, this can be a five-round (co)-main occasion. That could be a important benefit for Sean Strickland as a result of he has an financial fashion. Paulo Costa swings with the whole lot he has, spinning wheel kicks, left excessive kicks which can be simply so quick and explosive, however they require a number of vitality.”

Strickland will look to rebound from his title loss to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 in January. Costa is coming off an entertaining, back-and-forth resolution loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 in February.

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