Sean Strickland vs Dricus Du Plessis Prediction UFC 297 1/20

Sean Strickland vs Dricus Du Plessis Prediction UFC 297 1/20

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UFC 298: Strickland vs. Du Plessis - Middleweight Clash

Prepare for an explosive Middleweight showdown as Sean "Tarzan" Strickland takes on Dricus "Stilknocks" Du Plessis at UFC 298. This thrilling battle is scheduled to unfold on January 27, 2024, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA, promising fight fans an unforgettable night of action.

 

Sean Strickland

Representing Xtreme Couture, Sean Strickland, a 32-year-old fighter from the USA, stands at 6'1" and weighs 185 lbs. Boasting an impressive record of 28 wins and 5 losses, Strickland has demonstrated his skills with 11 (T)KO victories and 4 submissions.

Recent Fight History:

  • Sep 9, 2023: Strickland secured a Decision - Unanimous win against Israel Adesanya for the Championship Belt at UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland.
  • Jul 1, 2023: Strickland claimed a KO/TKO victory over Abus Magomedov in the second round at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov.
  • Jan 14, 2023: Strickland faced Nassourdine Imavov, resulting in a Decision - Unanimous win for 5 rounds at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Imavov.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Strickland, with an orthodox stance, possesses exceptional striking and grappling skills. His recent victory over Israel Adesanya showcases his ability to go the distance and emerge triumphant against top-tier opponents.

 

Dricus Du Plessis

Representing CIT Performance Institute, Dricus Du Plessis stands at 6'1" and weighs 184 lbs. The 30-year-old fighter from South Africa holds an impressive record of 20 wins and 2 losses, with 9 (T)KO victories and 10 submissions.

Recent Fight History:

  • Jul 8, 2023: Du Plessis secured a KO/TKO victory over Robert Whittaker in the second round at UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez.
  • Mar 4, 2023: Du Plessis claimed a KO/TKO win over Derek Brunson in the second round at UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane.
  • Dec 10, 2022: Du Plessis faced Darren Till, resulting in a Submission win in the third round at UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Du Plessis, with a switch stance, showcases versatility in striking and submissions. His recent victories over high-caliber opponents like Robert Whittaker and Darren Till demonstrate his ability to finish fights in spectacular fashion.

 

Prediction:

As Sean Strickland faces Dricus Du Plessis, the prediction leans towards Strickland's victory based on his well-rounded skill set, recent championship-level win against Israel Adesanya, and proven ability to adapt to various fighting styles. Strickland's experience and versatility make him the favorite to emerge victorious in this Middleweight clash.

Pick: Sean Strickland ML -110

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