Aug 17 2024
Saturday

RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - Sun 3:00am

24-3-0

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Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
34
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Full record

SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
Form
UD 5KO 2KO 5UD 5UD 5
21
Wins
24
9
By KO
16
43
KO%
67
10
By Sub
0
48
SUB%
0
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2012
23
Bouts
27
47
Rounds
76
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 49 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
2
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Bellator
-
3
Tapology
1

Dricus Du Plessis vs Israel Adesanya preview

When is Plessis vs Adesanya?

Dricus Du Plessis will face the challenge of Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 305, on Saturday 17th August 2024 at RAC Arena in Perth.

The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest is for the UFC Middleweight championship.

Plessis vs Adesanya stats

Dricus Du Plessis steps into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Israel Adesanya will make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by knock out.

Dricus Du Plessis' UFC record currently stands at 7-0-0, while Israel Adesanya's comes in at 13-3-0.

The stats suggest Adesanya has a large advantage in power over Plessis, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Plessis' 43%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis will have a massive advantage over Adesanya, boasting a 48% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Dricus Du Plessis is the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.

Adesanya has a height advantage of 3 inches over Plessis. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Plessis is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 4 months later than Adesanya, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 29 less professional rounds, 47 to Adesanya's 76.

Plessis vs Adesanya form

Plessis has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Sean Strickland at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Previous to that, he had beaten Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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.

Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Israel Adesanya.

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 5 months and 26 days ago, while Israel Adesanya's last outing was 10 months and 7 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Plessis vs Adesanya?

Israel Adesanya is currently 7/10 (-140) to win the clash outright, while you can get 57/50 (+110) on Dricus Du Plessis if you fancy the small upset.

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