Dricus Du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis

"Stillknocks"
UFC Champ MW
  • 21 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Age
    30
  • Height
    73 in 185 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    185 lbs 84 kg
  • Reach
    76 in 193 cm
  • Leg reach
    43 in 109 cm
  • South Africa
  • Style
    Kickboxing
  • Stance
    Switch
  • Born
    Welkom, South Africa
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Stephanie Egger

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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    9 (43%)

  • DEC

    2 (10%)

  • SUB

    10 (47%)

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    1 (50%)

  • DEC

    0

  • SUB

    1 (50%)

  • 8:2533

    Avg fight time

    88

    First round finishes

  • 9:339

    Average fight time in the UFC

    55

    UFC Bouts for calculating statistics

  • 0.800.80

    Submission attempts per 15 min

    1.801.80

    Takedowns per bout

  • 99

    Takedowns Landed

    1919

    Takedown Attempted

  • 47%47

    Successful takedown

    62%62

    Takedown Defense

  • 6.726.72

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

    7.007.00

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

  • 321321

    Sig. strikes landed

    580580

    Sig. strikes attempted

  • 55%55

    Accented punches accuracy

    54%54

    Sig. strikes defense

  • 376376

    Punches dealt

    658658

    Punches thrown

  • 57%57

    Striking Accuracy

    0.6060

    Knockdowns avg per fight

  • 0.2020

    Coup attempts per fight

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 7
EFCA 13
KSW 3

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    223 (69%)

  • Clinch

    42 (13%)

  • Ground

    56 (18%)

Head

217

68%

Body

40

12%

Legs

64

20%

PRO Results

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Sean Strickland

    20.01.2024 • UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    20 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    28 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis

    • Title bout

      Challenger — UFC Middleweight Championship

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs)

    • Odds

      -110 Near Even

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Robert Whittaker

    08.07.2023 • UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.23

    Method
    KO/TKO

    19 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    24 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez

    • Win

      Power Jab to Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      +260 Moderate Underdog

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Derek Brunson

    04.03.2023 • UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.59

    Method
    KO/TKO

    18 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    23 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane

    • Win

      Corner Stoppage

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -230 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Darren Till

    10.12.2022 • UFC 282: Błachowicz vs. Ankalaev

    Round
    3

    Time
    12.43

    Method
    Submission

    17 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 4 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 282: Błachowicz vs. Ankalaev

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -190 Slight Favorite

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Brad Tavares

    02.07.2022 • UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    16 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    19 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -180 Slight Favorite

  • VS Chris Curtis

    09.04.2022 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • VS Anthony Hernandez

    09.04.2022 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Odds

      -180 Slight Favorite

  • VS Kelvin Gastelum

    09.04.2022 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Odds

      +140 Slight Underdog

  • VS Andre Muniz

    11.12.2021 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Trevin Giles

    10.07.2021 • UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3

    Round
    2

    Time
    6.41

    Method
    KO/TKO

    15 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3

    • Win

      Right Cross to Ground & Pound

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -120 Near Even

  • VS Trevin Giles

    20.03.2021 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Markus Perez

    10.10.2020 • UFC Fight Night

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.22

    Method
    KO/TKO

    14 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Win

      Left Hook

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      -205 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Brendan Lesar

    14.12.2019 • EFC Worldwide 83

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.15

    Method
    Submission

    13 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    3 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 83

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Joilton Lutterbach

    14.09.2019 • KSW 50: London

    Round
    2

    Time
    8.04

    Method
    KO/TKO

    12 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    30 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      KSW 50: London

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)

  • VS Borys Mańkowski

    23.03.2019 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Roberto Soldić

    06.10.2018 • KSW 45: The Return to Wembley

    Round
    3

    Time
    12.33

    Method
    KO/TKO

    12 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      KSW 45: The Return to Wembley

    • Title bout

      Champion — KSW Welterweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg) · Weigh-In 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -120 Near Even

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Roberto Soldić

    14.04.2018 • KSW 43: Soldić vs. Du Plessis

    Round
    2

    Time
    6.37

    Method
    KO/TKO

    11 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      KSW 43: Soldić vs. Du Plessis

    • Title bout

      Challenger — KSW Welterweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg) · Weigh-In 169.1 lbs (76.7 kgs)

    • Odds

      +220 Moderate Underdog

  • VS Borys Mańkowski

    23.12.2017 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Yannick Bahati

    19.08.2017 • EFC Worldwide 62

    Round
    1

    Time
    1.30

    Method
    Submission

    10 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 62

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS José da Rocha Junior

    13.05.2017 • EFC Worldwide 59

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.58

    Method
    KO/TKO

    9 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 59

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg) · Weigh-In 169.3 lbs (76.8 kgs)

  • VS Henry Fadipe

    13.05.2017 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • VS Corey Nelson

    28.01.2017 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • VS Steven Kennedy

    28.01.2017 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Rafał Haratyk

    09.12.2016 • EFC Worldwide 56

    Round
    2

    Time
    8.34

    Method
    Submission

    8 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 2 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 56

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)

  • VS Henry Fadipe

    09.12.2016 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Martin van Staden

    17.06.2016 • EFC Worldwide 50

    Round
    3

    Time
    13.59

    Method
    Submission

    7 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 50

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg) · Weigh-In 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Bruno Mukulu

    12.12.2015 • EFC Worldwide 46

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.50

    Method
    Submission

    6 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 4 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 46

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      176 lbs (80.0 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Catchweight · 176 lbs (80.0 kg) · Weigh-In 175.5 lbs (79.6 kgs)

  • VS Henry Fadipe

    12.12.2015 • Status: cancelled

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Dino Bagattin

    06.06.2015 • EFC Worldwide 40

    Round
    2

    Time
    8.33

    Method
    Submission

    5 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Worldwide 40

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Welterweight · 170 lbs (77.1 kg) · Weigh-In 170.7 lbs (77.4 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Darren Daniel

    21.02.2015 • EFC Africa 37

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.50

    Method
    Submission

    4 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    3 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Africa 37

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 184.9 lbs (83.8 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Garreth McLellan

    30.08.2014 • EFC Africa 33

    Round
    3

    Time
    12.12

    Method
    Submission

    4 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Africa 33

    • Title bout

      Challenger — EFC Worldwide Middleweight Championship

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Donavin Hawkey

    27.02.2014 • EFC Africa 27

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.50

    Method
    KO/TKO

    3 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Africa 27

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS JC Lamprecht

    10.10.2013 • EFC Africa 24

    Round
    3

    Time
    11.54

    Method
    Submission

    2 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Africa 24

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Bruno Mukulu

    12.09.2013 • EFC Africa 23

    Round
    1

    Time
    2.34

    Method
    Submission

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Africa 23

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 183.8 lbs (83.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      -138 Slight Favorite

  • Win! Loss! Draw Not confirmed VS Tshikangu Makuebo

    25.07.2013 • EFC Africa 21

    Round
    1

    Time
    1.18

    Method
    KO/TKO

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      EFC Africa 21

    • Win

      Knee Injury

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3 x 5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      Middleweight · 185 lbs (83.9 kg) · Weigh-In 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs)

Biography

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About Dricus Du Plessis

Fighter Info
Win 21
Loss 2
Draw 0
Age 30
Height 73 in (185 cm)
Last Weigh-In 185 lbs (84 kg)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Leg reach 43 in (109 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Country South Africa

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