Current rankings @ Middleweight
Dricus Du Plessis vs Chris Curtis preview
When is Plessis vs Curtis?
Dricus Du Plessis could potentially square off against Chris Curtis, in Summer 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Plessis vs Curtis stats
Dricus Du Plessis would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Chris Curtis would make his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Curtis would have an advantage in power over Plessis, with a 55% knock out percentage over Plessis' 42%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Curtis, boasting at 53% submission rate over Curtis' 3%.
Dricus Du Plessis is the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Plessis has a height advantage of 3 inches over Curtis. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Plessis is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year later than Curtis, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 64 less professional rounds, 40 to Curtis' 104.
Plessis vs Curtis form
Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brad Tavares at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Markus Perez at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Curtis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Phil Hawes at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In terms of recent activity, Chris Curtis has been fighting more than Dricus Du Plessis.
Dricus Du Plessis last fought 20 days ago, while Chris Curtis' last outing was 3 months and 14 days ago.
Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Curtis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Plessis vs Curtis?
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