Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-2-0
25-7-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight

The tape

30
Age
33
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Full record

SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
Form
UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5UD 5
21
Wins
25
9
By KO
9
43
KO%
36
10
By Sub
5
48
SUB%
20
2
Losses
7
1
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009
23
Bouts
32
47
Rounds
84
3 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
5

Dricus Du Plessis vs Robert Whittaker preview

When is Plessis vs Whittaker II?

Dricus Du Plessis could potentially take on Robert Whittaker, 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 Whittaker 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.

Robert Whittaker would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Plessis would have a slight advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 43% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a large advantage over Whittaker, boasting at 48% submission rate over Whittaker's 20%.

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

Plessis has a height advantage of 1 inch over Whittaker. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Plessis is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 4 months later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 37 less professional rounds, 47 to Whittaker's 84.

Plessis vs Whittaker 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 beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Brad Tavares at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Robert Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

He had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 1 month and 10 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing was 13 days ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 28 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.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 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 Whittaker II?

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

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