Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Nickal vs Plessis?
Bo Nickal could potentially square off against Dricus Du Plessis, in Early 2024.
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 5 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 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 a slight advantage in power over Nickal, with a 45% knock out percentage over Nickal's 40%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nickal would have a slight advantage over Plessis, with a 60% submission rate over Plessis' 50%.
Bo Nickal is the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Nickal is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2022, 8 year and 10 months later than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 37 less professional rounds, 5 to Plessis' 42.
Nickal vs Plessis form
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 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 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.
He had beat Trevin Giles at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Nickal's last 2 fights have come over a period of 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1 rounds on average.
Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 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 Nickal vs Plessis?
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