Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0
15-0-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight
Bellator Middleweight

The tape

30
Age
32
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74.4" / 189 cm

Full record

SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
Form
SD 3KO 3UD 5UD 5UD 3
21
Wins
15
9
By KO
6
43
KO%
40
10
By Sub
1
48
SUB%
7
2
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2017
23
Bouts
15
47
Rounds
37
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 41 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
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Dricus Du Plessis vs Johnny Eblen preview

When is Plessis vs Eblen?

Dricus Du Plessis could potentially face Johnny Eblen, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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

Plessis vs Eblen 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.

Johnny Eblen would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 15 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Plessis would have a slight advantage in power over Eblen, with a 43% knock out percentage over Eblen's 40%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Eblen, boasting a 48% submission rate over Eblen's 7%.

Dricus Du Plessis is the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.

Plessis has a 2-inch reach advantage.

Plessis is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Eblen, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 10 more professional rounds, 47 to Eblen's 37.

Plessis vs Eblen 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.

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

In his last fight, he defeated Impa Kasanganay at PFL vs. Bellator: CHAMPS on 24th February 2024 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Before that, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beaten John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Johnny Eblen.

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 5 months and 19 days ago, while Johnny Eblen's last outing was 4 months and 15 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Plessis vs Eblen?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Plessis vs Eblen 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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