Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Edwards vs du Plessis?
Leon Edwards could potentially face Dricus Du Plessis, in Spring 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).
Edwards vs du Plessis stats
Leon Edwards would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Dricus Du Plessis would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggest Plessis would have an advantage in power over Edwards, with a 45% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Edwards, boosting at 50% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.
Leon Edwards is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 1 inch over Plessis. Despite this, Plessis has 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 30 more professional rounds, 72 to Plessis' 42.
Edwards vs du Plessis form
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had won against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Trevin Giles at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards last fought 8 months and 16 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing was 4 months and 26 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 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, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs du Plessis?
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