UFC on ESPN+ 39: Sean Strickland vs. Jack Marshman Play-by-Play

Middleweights Sean Strickland and Jack Marshman competed on the prelims of Saturday’s UFC card. Their fight went like this.

Bout 4: Sean Strickland (20-3) vs. Jack Marshman (23-9) (Middleweight)

Strickland walked Marshman down with jabs early in the fight. Strickland connected with two hooks in the third minute of the round. Marshman’s best shot was in the final minute of the fight, connecting with a hard right hook to Strickland.

Strickland controlled the striking throughout the second round as well. The pace of the fight slowed down somewhat compared to the first.

The fighters traded hard punches early in the final round. Strickland started to talk to Marshman in-between exchanges. The damage on Marshman’s face from the strikes became clearly visible. Strickland started to hurt Marshman with singular punches in the round. Strickland won the fight after three rounds (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).

RESULT: Sean Strickland def. Jack Marshman via Decision, Unanimous

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Strickland 10 10 10 30
Marshman 9 9 9 27

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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