Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0
28-6-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

30
Age
33
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
Form
SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5SD 5
21
Wins
28
9
By KO
11
43
KO%
39
10
By Sub
4
48
SUB%
14
2
Losses
6
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2008
23
Bouts
34
47
Rounds
89
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Dricus Du Plessis vs Sean Strickland preview

When is Plessis vs Strickland II?

Dricus Du Plessis could potentially fight Sean Strickland, in Summer 2024.

The fight would take place 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 Strickland II stats

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

Sean Strickland would make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Plessis would have a slight advantage in power over Strickland, with a 43% knock out percentage over Strickland's 39%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Strickland, boasting at 48% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.

Dricus Du Plessis is the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Plessis is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 4 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 42 less professional rounds, 47 to Strickland's 89.

Plessis vs Strickland II form

Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, 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 won against 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 beat Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before 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.

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.

Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he Dricus Du Plessis 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 defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Going into that contest, he had beat Abusupiyan Magomedov at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had won against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

He had been beaten by Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Dricus Du Plessis.

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 1 month and 7 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 1 month and 7 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Plessis vs Strickland II?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Plessis vs Strickland II 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 Sean Strickland news

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