UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs Prochazka- Sean Strickland vs Krzysztof Jotko: Prediction and Analysis

Published 05/01/2021, 1:28 AM EDT


In the middleweight division at UFC Vegas 25, Sean Strickland will take on Krzysztof Jotko on the main card. Both men are on three-fight win streaks at the moment and have looked impressive in their last outings. A win this weekend will be a huge step forward in building a case for a title shot sometime soon. 

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Strickland is ranked 15th in the UFC’s middleweight division; Jotko is unranked at the moment. A win for either man will edge them closer to the top 10 in arguably one of the UFC’s most talent stacked divisions. 

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Sean Strickland vs Krzysztof Jotko- Who will make it 4-0 at UFC Vegas 25?

Sean Strickland has been in the UFC since March 2014. He made his UFC debut with a win over Bubba McDaniel. Since then, ‘Tarzan’ has had 11 fights in the octagon. He is currently on a three-fight win streak with two of those wins coming via T/KO. He will aim to make it 4-0 this weekend and move up in the rankings. 

Krzysztof Jotko has been in the UFC since December 2013. After a three-fight skid from May 2017 to April 2018, Jotko bounced back brilliantly with three wins on the trot. He has secured victories against the likes of Eryk Anders, Marc-Andre Barriault, and Alen Amedovski in his last three fights. 

Tarzan’ is known for his striking and has secured 45% of his wins via T/KO. In the UFC, he has landed a mind-boggling 4.34 significant strikes, while absorbing just 3.62 in return. He has also averaged 1.37 takedowns per 15 minutes and 0.5 submissions in the same time frame. 

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Meanwhile, Jotko has secured 68% of his wins via decision. The Pole, who is also primarily a striker, has landed 2.98 significant strikes per minute and has absorbed 1.9 in return. Jotko has averaged 1.27 takedowns per 15 minutes and 0.09 submissions in the same time period.  

Strickland is arguably the better striker and is good on the ground as well. Given his form and recent performances, he should be able to nullify Jotko’s one-inch reach advantage and extend his win streak to 4-0. 

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Prediction:- Sean Strickland via decision. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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