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
KO 1UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 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
4

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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming 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 a 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 years 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 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.

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

In his last fight, he defeated Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov on 22nd June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

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

Before that, he was victorious 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.

He had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Activity check

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

Dricus Du Plessis last fought 5 months and 3 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing was 1 day ago.

Plessis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. 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, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 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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