Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
26-1-0
21-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

32
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

SUB 5KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1
Form
SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
26
Wins
21
5
By KO
9
19
KO%
43
12
By Sub
10
46
SUB%
48
1
Losses
2
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2013
27
Bouts
23
59
Rounds
47
4 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 11 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Islam Makhachev vs Dricus Du Plessis preview

When is Makhachev vs Plessis?

Islam Makhachev could potentially face the challenge of Dricus Du Plessis, in Late 2024.

The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Makhachev vs Plessis stats

Islam Makhachev would step into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Dricus Du Plessis would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggest Plessis would have a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting a 43% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 19%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a slight advantage over Makhachev, with a 48% submission rate over Makhachev's 46%.

Islam Makhachev is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Plessis has a height advantage of 3 inches over Makhachev. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Makhachev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 12 more professional rounds, 59 to Plessis' 47.

Makhachev vs Plessis form

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by submission in the 5th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he was victorious against Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had won against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Plessis has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and 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 was victorious 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 won against Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had beaten 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 Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev last fought 12 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing was 4 months and 24 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 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 Makhachev vs Plessis?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Makhachev vs Plessis yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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