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Darren Till vs Dricus Du Plessis report
Who won Till vs Plessis?
Dricus Du Plessis beat Darren Till by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Till vs Plessis stats
Darren Till stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Dricus Du Plessis made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Till had an advantage in power over Plessis, with a 56% knock out percentage over Plessis' 41%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Plessis had a massive advantage over Till, boosting at 53% submission rate over Till's 11%.
Darren Till was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Plessis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Till. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Till was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 months earlier than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 58 to Plessis' 40.
Till vs Plessis form
Darren Till had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Jorge Masvidal at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
Till's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Plessis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Till vs Plessis?
Darren Till was a 81/50 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Dricus Du Plessis made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.
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