Michael Bisping Explains Why Sean Strickland Has The Edge Against Paulo Costa

Michael Bisping, Sean Strickland, Paulo Costa

Michael Bisping has explained why he thinks Sean Strickland will hold a competitive advantage over Paulo Costa at UFC 302.

Following UFC 300, UFC President Dana White announced that Strickland and Costa will square off in the co-main event of UFC 302.

Both Strickland and Costa stand as top contenders in the UFC middleweight division, and their fight will likely be a title eliminator, considering the fact that ‘Tarzan’ recently lost his belt in a closely contested decision against Dricus Du Plessis.

Speaking on his YouTube Channel, Bisping shared his thoughts on the matchup.

“That is a crazy fight, OK? Paulo Costa hits harder, I’m telling you right now,” Bisping said. “I’ve trained with Sean Strickland. He’s got very good boxing, we know that. We saw that when he beat Israel Adesanya, the best performance of his career, almost finished him in the first round, right? He will go out there. He will fight ‘d*ck to d*ck, nipple to nipple, but his style is behind the jab.

“Paulo Costa is going to come forward a lot. I think Paulo Costa hits harder, but I think Sean has an advantage with the cardio. Let’s remember, this is a five-round (co)-main event. That is a significant advantage for Sean Strickland because he has an economic style. Paulo Costa swings with everything he has, spinning wheel kicks, left high kicks that are just so fast and explosive, but they require a lot of energy.”

Who do you think would win between Paulo Costa and Michael Bisping?