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Sean Strickland’s coach shares prediction for Paulo Costa struggle at UFC 302

Eric Nicksick, the pinnacle coach of Sean Strickland, expects his fighter to complete Paulo Costa at UFC 302.

Sean Strickland

Strickland is ready to struggle Costa within the co-main occasion of the pay-per-view card on June 1 in Newark, New Jersey. It’s a highly-anticipated bout, and heading into the struggle, Strickland is a sizeable -200 favourite and Nicksick agrees as he expects his fighter to return to the win column with a stoppage win.

“I believe Sean can get him out of there by Spherical 4, Spherical 5,” Nicksick stated to James Lynch of Sportskeeda.

Though the struggle is only a co-main on a pay-per-view, will probably be 5 rounds, which Nicksick believes favors Strickland. Nicksick factors to Strickland’s continuous strain and cardio as a device that the previous champ makes use of so nicely. However, Nicksick thinks if Strickland makes use of his full MMA skillset it would make it a better struggle at UFC 302 in opposition to Paulo Costa.

“I really feel it positively favors us, in our sturdiness, our strain and the tempo that Sean is ready to carry on. We see what Sean is ready to do in 5 rounds, he’s a gasoline pedal man, he’s going to remain in your face. I really feel prefer it does favor us in a five-rounder,” Nicksick stated of Sean Strickland… “There are components that we have to deal with, particularly in a five-round struggle. It’s essential to make the most of a full MMA skillset, you’ve heard me say this time and time once more with Sean. Will he hear? Most likely not.”

Sean Strickland is coming off a controversial cut up determination loss to Dricus Du Plessis again at UFC 297 in January to lose his middleweight title. The loss additionally snapped his three-fight successful streak, however the hope for Nicksick is, that Strickland can end Costa at UFC 302 and get one other title shot with a win.

Strickland enters the bout at UFC 302 with a file of 28-6 and is ranked No. 1 at middleweight.

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