Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
24-3-0
21-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

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

Full record

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

Current rankings @ Middleweight

2
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

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 2024.

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, 3 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 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 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' 43%.

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

Israel Adesanya is the older man by 4 years, at 34 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 4 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 29 more professional rounds, 76 to Plessis' 47.

Adesanya vs Du Plessis form

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

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

Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before 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.

He had beat Brad Tavares at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Israel Adesanya last fought 7 months and 2 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing was 2 months and 22 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 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 1 year, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Adesanya vs Du Plessis?

Israel Adesanya is currently 16/25 (-160) to win the clash outright, while you can get 23/20 (+110) on Dricus Du Plessis if you fancy the small upset.

Israel Adesanya vs Dricus Du Plessis news

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