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

33
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 48-47, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of the 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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

This was Sean Strickland's 22nd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2014.

Sean Strickland's UFC record stood at 16-6-0, while Dricus Du Plessis' came in at 7-0-0.

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, boasting a 50% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.

Sean Strickland was the older man by 3 years, at 33 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 47 more professional rounds, 94 to Plessis' 47.

Strickland vs Plessis form

Strickland had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had won against 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 beaten 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 defeated 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

Strickland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 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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