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"Stillknocks"
Dricus Du Plessis
Middleweight Division • 15-2-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 3
    Fight Win Streak
  • 6
    Wins by Knockout
  • 9
    Wins by Submission
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
Sig. Str. Defense
Takedown Defense
Knockdown Ratio
00:00
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
0 (0 %)
Clinch
0 (0 %)
Ground
0 (0 %)

Sig. Str. by target

0% 0 Head 0% 0 Body 0% 0 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
6 (40%)
DEC
0 (0%)
SUB
9 (60%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Perez vs Du Plessis

    Round
    1
    Time
    03:24
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Welkom, South Africa
Age
26
Height
73.00
Weight
185.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 10, 2020
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
43.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? Started Judo at the age of 5 to10, then wrestling at 12-14 years old. I always had a love for martial arts and started K-1 when I was 15. At age 18, I became the first ever South African WAKO K-1 world champion and then MMA was the next step. I started fighting because I loved it from the first day I stepped in a gym.

What ranks and titles have you held?

-Amateur K-1 SA champion

-WAKO junior K-1 world champion 

-EFC Welterweight Champion

-EFC Middleweight champion

-KSW Welterweight champion 

Do you have any heroes? Dad, my two older brothers, Mike Tyson, Ragnar Lothbrok, Achilles

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Absolutely everything I’ve worked for since I was 16 years old has come down to this moment. I’ve been visualizing this moment for over 10 years and it’s finally here. The next stop will be a UFC championship. Finally being in the UFC makes all the sacrifices, dedication and hardships of the past decade 110% worth it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria but dropped out in my final year when I got my shot at my EFC title to give fighting my everything and be fully committed to become the greatest fighter the world has ever seen.

What was your job before you started fighting? Never had another job. After school, being a professional fighter has been my only job.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Kickboxing 2nd degree black belt 

Favorite grappling technique: Ground & Pound

Favorite Striking technique: Elbow to the face