Jan 20 2024
Saturday

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
28-5-0
SD 5

Score cards

  • 47-48
  • 47-48
  • 48-47
SD 5
20-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
30
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDSDKO
Form
KOKOSUBUDKO
28
Wins
20
11
By KO
9
39
KO%
45
4
By SUB
10
14
SUB%
50
5
Loses
2
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2013
33
Bouts
22
84
Rounds
42
6 hours, 20 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 44 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
4

Sean Strickland vs Dricus Du Plessis report

Who won Strickland vs Plessis?

Dricus Du Plessis beat Sean Strickland by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 297, on Saturday 20th January 2024 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The scorecards were announced as 47-48, 47-48, 48-47 in favor of winner Dricus Du Plessis.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest was for the UFC middleweight championship.

Strickland vs Plessis stats

Sean Strickland stepped into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Dricus Du Plessis made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggested Plessis had a slight advantage in power over Strickland, with a 45% knock out percentage over Strickland's 39%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Plessis had a massive advantage over Strickland, boosting at 50% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.

Sean Strickland was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Strickland was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 89 to Plessis' 47.

Strickland vs Plessis form

Plessis had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Trevin Giles at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Plessis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Strickland vs Plessis?

Sean Strickland was a 19/20 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Dricus Du Plessis made his way into the ring at 87/100 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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