Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
6-0-0
21-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

28
Age
30
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
6
Wins
21
2
By KO
9
33
KO%
43
4
By Sub
10
67
SUB%
48
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2022
Debut
2013
6
Bouts
23
7
Rounds
47
14 minutes, 37 seconds
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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Bo Nickal vs Dricus Du Plessis preview

When is Nickal vs Plessis?

Bo Nickal could potentially square off against Dricus Du Plessis, in Early 2025.

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

Nickal vs Plessis stats

Bo Nickal would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 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 slight advantage in power over Nickal, with a 43% knock out percentage over Nickal's 33%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nickal would have an advantage over Plessis, with a 67% submission rate over Plessis' 48%.

Bo Nickal is the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.

Nickal is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2022, 8 years and 10 months later than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 40 less professional rounds, 7 to Plessis' 47.

Nickal vs Plessis form

Plessis has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against 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 beaten 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 had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against 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

Nickal's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.3 rounds on average.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 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 Nickal vs Plessis?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Nickal 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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