Nothing is noticeable there Sean Stricklandunless you count the punches he relentlessly flashes in the face of his opponent.
Strickland won its fifth straight fight on Saturday night, overwhelmingly Uriah Hall with five rounds of aggression and uninterrupted hitting power to win a unilateral unanimous decision in the middleweight main event of the UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.
Strickland (24-3) controlled the fight from the start and never let Hall – who is noticeable – to get started. Strickland left his corner when the fight began and never stopped moving forward. He threw 129 punches on Round 1, landed 38, and that set the tone.
Strickland, a 30-year-old from Corona, Calif., Seriously injured Hall in both round three and fourth round, and there appeared to be a finish. Hall, a native Jamaican who fought from New York, survived. But that was all. The spinning kicks that fill his career highlight role were nowhere to be seen.
The judges decided on Strickland with values of 50-44, 50-45 and 49-46.
“Five rounds was a bit of fun,” said Strickland. “You know, the last round is always the funniest. You get so tired that you don’t care about being hit.”
That is Strickland’s attitude. And while he has the longest winning streak of his career, he has no ambitions for promotion to the 185-pound division.
“I don’t care. I just want to fight, ”he said. “I want to fight. I want to make money.”
Then Strickland pointed to the “UFC” on the mat. “As long as this logo is under my feet and I’m fighting, I’m happy. Oh my god it gives me a purpose If it weren’t for the UFC, I’d probably cook meth and be in jail. “.”
Hall (17-10), who fought on his 37th birthday, also entered the night with a winning streak of four bouts.