Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0
29-6-0

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 5SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5
21
Wins
29
9
By KO
11
43
KO%
38
10
By Sub
4
48
SUB%
14
2
Losses
6
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2008
23
Bouts
35
47
Rounds
94
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 10 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 Early 2025.

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 losses 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 29 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming 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 38%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Strickland, boasting a 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 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 years and 4 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 47 less professional rounds, 47 to Strickland's 94.

Plessis vs Strickland II 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.

Strickland has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Paulo Costa at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he was victorious against 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.

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.

Activity check

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

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 4 months and 29 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 17 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 16 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.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 14 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?

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Dricus Du Plessis vs Sean Strickland news

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