Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa will throw down in a pivotal middleweight conflict within the UFC 302 co-main occasion.

Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa preview

Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC), who dethroned Israel Adesanya to turn out to be champion, misplaced his middleweight title in a detailed determination to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 in January – a battle he thought he received.

Costa (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) may also look to rebound. After outlasting Luke Rockhold in a Combat of the Night time struggle at UFC 278, Costa dropped an entertaining determination to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 in February.

Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa preliminary odds

In line with preliminary odds on FanDuel, former champion Strickland is a large -215 favourite, and Costa is a +164 underdog.

Methods to watch Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 302

  • When: Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • The place: Prudential Heart, Newark, N.J.
  • Streaming: ESPN+ pay-per-view

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