A passionate fan eagerly accepted an invitation from UFC middleweight Sean Strickland to step into the renowned Xtreme Couture gym. Despite showcasing some skills, the fan’s experience didn’t unfold as expected.
On Instagram, Strickland shared a video featuring himself and an individual simply referred to as “Johnny.” In this footage, they engaged in a sparring session. Chris Curtis, another respected UFC 185-pounder, expressed doubts about the idea beforehand, deeming it a “risky endeavor.” Nevertheless, after agreeing to go at “70 percent” intensity, Strickland managed to land two knockdowns on Johnny.
Witness the captivating video of their sparring session below.
Johnny left a lasting impression on Strickland and earned the admiration of one half of the highly anticipated UFC Vegas 76 headliner at the APEX. Strickland, set to face Abusupiyan Magomedov in a grueling five-round matchup, proudly announced that Johnny has now become a member of the esteemed Xtreme Couture team.
At 32 years old, Strickland is poised to make his 19th appearance in the octagon and aims to solidify his position as a top contender in the middleweight division as he squares off against Magomedov. In his most recent bout, Strickland courageously took on Nassourdine Imavov as a late replacement in the main event of UFC Vegas 67 in January, ultimately securing a well-deserved unanimous decision victory.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 76
What happened in the sparring session between Sean Strickland and the fan?
In the sparring session, Sean Strickland invited a fan to Xtreme Couture and they engaged in a session. Despite the fan showing some skill, Strickland was able to knock him down twice.
Did the fan impress Sean Strickland during the sparring session?
Yes, the fan, referred to as “Johnny,” managed to impress Sean Strickland during the sparring session.
What is the upcoming fight for Sean Strickland?
Sean Strickland is set to face Abusupiyan Magomedov in a scheduled five-round matchup at UFC Vegas 76.
How did Sean Strickland perform in his last fight?
In his last fight, Sean Strickland faced Nassourdine Imavov on short notice at UFC Vegas 67 and emerged victorious with a unanimous decision win.
Is the fan now a member of Xtreme Couture?
Yes, after the sparring session, Sean Strickland announced that the fan, Johnny, has joined the team at Xtreme Couture.