Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Gastelum vs Plessis?
Kelvin Gastelum could potentially take on Dricus Du Plessis, in Summer 2024.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Gastelum vs Plessis stats
Kelvin Gastelum would step into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 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 Gastelum, with a 45% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a large advantage over Gastelum, boosting at 50% submission rate over Gastelum's 28%.
Kelvin Gastelum is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Plessis has a height advantage of 4 inches over Gastelum. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Gastelum is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 28 more professional rounds, 70 to Plessis' 42.
Gastelum vs Plessis form
Kelvin Gastelum has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Chris Curtis at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jared Cannonier at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 beat 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 won against 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 Kelvin Gastelum.
Kelvin Gastelum last fought 7 months and 23 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing was 4 months and 23 days ago.
Gastelum's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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