Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0
13-0-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

30
Age
30
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
Form
MD 3SUB 1UD 3SUB 1KO 1
21
Wins
13
9
By KO
6
43
KO%
46
10
By Sub
5
48
SUB%
38
2
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2018
23
Bouts
13
47
Rounds
20
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
9

Dricus Du Plessis vs Khamzat Chimaev preview

When is Plessis vs Chimaev?

Dricus Du Plessis could potentially square off against Khamzat Chimaev, in Summer 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).

Plessis vs Chimaev stats

Dricus Du Plessis would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Chimaev would have a slight advantage in power over Plessis, with a 46% knock out percentage over Plessis' 43%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a slight advantage over Chimaev, with a 48% submission rate over Chimaev's 38%.

Dricus Du Plessis is the same age as Khamzat Chimaev, at 30 years old.

Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Plessis. Despite this, he has a 1-inch reach advantage.

Plessis is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 10 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 27 more professional rounds, 47 to Chimaev's 20.

Plessis vs Chimaev form

Plessis 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 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.

Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

He had beaten Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 4 months and 28 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 7 months and 27 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Plessis vs Chimaev?

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

Dricus Du Plessis vs Khamzat Chimaev news

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