Mar 04 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-8-0
KO 2
KO 2
17-2-0

The tape

40
Age
30
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

KOSUBUDKOUD
Form
UDKOKOSUBKO
23
Wins
17
12
By KO
7
52
KO%
41
4
By SUB
9
17
SUB%
53
8
Loses
2
6
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2013
31
Bouts
19
58
Rounds
35
3 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

5
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
11

Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis report

Who won Brunson vs Plessis?

Dricus Du Plessis beat Derek Brunson by knockout in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Brunson vs Plessis stats

Derek Brunson stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Dricus Du Plessis made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

Derek Brunson's UFC record stood at 14-7-0, while Dricus Du Plessis' came in at 7-0-0.

The stats suggested Brunson had an advantage in power over Plessis, with a 52% knock out percentage over Plessis' 41%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Plessis had a massive advantage over Brunson, boasting a 53% submission rate over Brunson's 17%.

Derek Brunson was the older man by 10 years, at 40 years old.

Brunson had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Brunson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 63 to Plessis' 47.

Brunson vs Plessis form

Brunson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jared Cannonier at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Plessis had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3opponents and going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious against Trevin Giles at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dricus Du Plessis had been fighting more than Derek Brunson.

Going to this contest, Derek Brunson had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 4 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 12 days ago.

Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Plessis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Brunson vs Plessis?

Derek Brunson was a 37/20 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Dricus Du Plessis made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.

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