Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis🥊(UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane): Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/03/2023 | News & Preview

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UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane is scheduled to take place in Nevada on March 5 at the popular T-Mobile Arena. The UFC 285 number one event in Las Vegas will feature many interesting fights this weekend. The preliminary card will feature a curious battle between bantamweight American Derek Brunson and Brazilian Dricus Du Plessis. For the American fighter, the upcoming fight is the last chance to gain a foothold in the top ranks. The South African can seriously move up the rankings if he wins and, of course, gets as close to a title fight as possible. The fight is planned for 02:00 UK time.
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Fight Result – Dricus Du Plessis to win

Undoubtedly, we are waiting for the fiery fight between two colourful athletes, who can make the finish from nothing. But still, the age difference here is massive – 10 years. If Derek had met Dricus five years ago, he would probably have passed him. In the current realities, Du Plessis should pick up this fight, the most important thing being that he doesn’t get swollen before his time.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis

Derek Brunson: The One

The 39-year-old American middleweight Derek Brunson was very close to another title shot. Prior to his fight with American Jared ‘’The Killa Gorilla’’ Cannonier, the fighter was on a decent run and had a good chance of finishing his current opponent in the first round, but he was unlucky.

Derek had 31 fights in his career (23 wins, 8 losses). Fought in the cage against the best, Darren ‘’The Gorilla’’ Till, Israel ‘’The Last Stylebender’’ Adesanya, Ronaldo ‘’Jacare’’ Souza, Lyoto ‘’The Dragon’’ Machida, Robert ‘’The Reaper’’ Whittaker, Anderson ‘’The Spider’’ Silva, Yoel ‘’Soldier of God’’ Romero and others.

Derek has a decent wrestling background, and he has successfully adapted to MMA. In the standup, the athlete is also good, hard-hitting, and not lacking in technique. However, Brunson is a punched fighter (he’s knocked out six times).

Dricus Du Plessis: Stillknocks

The South African fighter made himself known in October 2020 when he made his first appearance in the UFC. It took him just over three minutes to knock out Marcus ‘’Maluko’’ Perez. Another opposition to Du Plessis was Trevin ‘‘The Problem’’ Giles, Brad Tavares and Darren ‘’The Gorilla’’ Till. ‘’Stillknocks’’ is 29 years old and has 18 wins in 20 fights. He has had extensive experience playing in the EFC and KSW leagues.

He is a hard-hitting puncher who backs up his stand-up skills with productive grappling. Has a high percentage of early wins of 95%. Has knocked out seven opponents and subbed out a dozen more.

Details and Statistics

Derek Brunson: 

Age 39;

Height 1.86;

Weight 84;

Reach 1.96;

Stance – Southpaw;

Statistics – 23-8-0;

Wins – 12 Knockouts, 4 Submissions, 7 Decisions;

Losses – 6 Knockouts, 0 Submissions, 2 Decisions.

Dricus Du Plessis:

Age – 32;

Height – 1.70;

Weight – 61;

Reach – 1.78;

Stance – Southpaw;

Statistics – 13-9-0, 1 Non Contests;

Wins – 3 Knockouts, 4 Submissions, 6 Decisions;

Losses – 0 Knockouts, 2 Submissions, 7 Decisions.

Most popular FAQ for Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis

Where will this fixture be played?

The event will take place at T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds for the UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane: Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis at 1xBet.

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