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Israel Adesanya vs Dricus Du Plessis preview
When is Adesanya vs Du Plessis?
Israel Adesanya could potentially face the challenge of Dricus Du Plessis, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Adesanya vs Du Plessis stats
Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dricus Du Plessis would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya would have a large advantage in power over Plessis, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Plessis' 42%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 53% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Adesanya has a height advantage of 3 inches over Plessis. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 31 more professional rounds, 71 to Plessis' 40.
Adesanya vs Du Plessis form
Adesanya has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Alex Pereira at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brad Tavares at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Trevin Giles at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Markus Perez at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Dricus Du Plessis.
Israel Adesanya last fought 1 month and 25 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing was 2 months and 29 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Adesanya vs Du Plessis?
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