Mar 04 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

UFC 285
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-8-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

17-2-0

The tape

39
Age
29
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

KO 2SUB 3UD 5KO 3UD 3
Form
SUB 3UD 3KO 2KO 1
23
Wins
17
12
By KO
7
52
KO%
41
4
By Sub
9
17
SUB%
53
8
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Middleweight

5
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
11

Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis preview

When is Brunson vs Plessis?

Derek Brunson will fight Dricus Du Plessis during the main card of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Brunson vs Plessis stats

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

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

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis will have a massive advantage over Brunson, boosting at 53% submission rate over Brunson's 17%.

Derek Brunson is the older man by 10 years, at 39 years old.

Brunson has 1-inch reach advantage.

Brunson is 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 has fought 23 more professional rounds, 58 to Plessis' 35.

Brunson vs Plessis form

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

In his last fight, he 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 knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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 had won against Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Activity check

Brunson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Plessis' last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

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