The fight scheduled for September 9, will take place at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Originally, Adesanya was expected to face Dricus Du Plessis, but due to scheduling conflicts, Strickland stepped in as the fresh opponent for the champion.
The clash between Adesanya and Strickland promises to be an exciting showdown, with both fighters known for their striking skills.
Adesanya is renowned for his counter-punching abilities, while Strickland is a pressure fighter with high output. The matchup on paper favours the champion, presenting an opportunity for a highlight-reel finish.
Arguably, for Strickland to stand a chance against Adesanya, he will need to bring new tactics to the fight and keep the champion off balance.
Mixing takedown attempts and surprising strikes could be crucial for Strickland to gain an advantage in the bout.
Adesanya has been dominant in the middleweight division, remaining undefeated with victories over elite fighters like Derek Brunson, Paulo Costa, Robert Whittaker (twice), Marvin Vettori (twice), and Yoel Romero.
He also faced his idol, Anderson Silva, in 2018, showing his prowess as a younger contender.
As both fighters prepare for the clash at UFC 293, expectations are high that the battle will be one between a defending champion and an underdog.
Meanwhile, the sparring will offer both fighters’ supporters, the opportunity to watch their preferred fighter return to the canvas for a world title.