Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0
23-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

30
Age
35
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
Form
UD 5KO 2UD 5UD 3UD 3
21
Wins
23
9
By KO
5
43
KO%
22
10
By Sub
1
48
SUB%
4
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2012
23
Bouts
27
47
Rounds
79
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 16 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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3
Tapology
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Dricus Du Plessis vs Belal Muhammad preview

When is Plessis vs Muhammad?

Dricus Du Plessis could potentially take on Belal Muhammad, in Late 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 Muhammad 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.

Belal Muhammad would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Plessis would have a large advantage in power over Muhammad, boasting a 43% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Muhammad, boasting a 48% submission rate over Muhammad's 4%.

Dricus Du Plessis is the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.

Plessis has a height advantage of 2 inches over Muhammad. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Plessis is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 11 months later than Muhammad, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 32 less professional rounds, 47 to Muhammad's 79.

Plessis vs Muhammad 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.

Muhammad has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1opponent and going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Sean Brady at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had won against Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had beaten Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Belal Muhammad.

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 5 months and 18 days ago, while Belal Muhammad's last outing was 1 year, 2 months and 2 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 6 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.

Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Plessis vs Muhammad?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Plessis vs Muhammad 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 Belal Muhammad news

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