Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ Du Plessis - “Suid Afrika, Hulle Weet Nie Wat Ons Weet Nie”

Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ Du Plessis - “Suid Afrika, Hulle Weet Nie Wat Ons Weet Nie” - sportingbet

Dricus v Strickland - Middleweight Title Shot - UFC 297!

From South Africa’s electrifying Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) to the coveted Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), South African UFC athlete Dricus du Plessis will finally get his title shot when he takes on current middleweight champion Sean Strickland on January 20 in Toronto.

Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ Du Plessis has set all doubts aside and has proven that he is the real deal. ‘Stillknocks’ entered the UFC octagon for the first time in October 2020, walked away with a knockout win over Markus Perez and never looked back! Du Plessis has proven to be a real threat to the current middleweight title holder Sean Strickland (15 - 5 UFC) after a shocking stoppage win over former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker, in early 2023, at UFC 290!

‘Stillknocks’, currently on a 6 - 0 unbeaten run at the UFC, could make African history by potentially becoming the first born, bred and trained African UFC Champion, after being awarded the chance of a lifetime at UFC 297 in January 2024 - a shot at the UFC title. Now basically a household name in Mzansi, owing to his astonishing accomplishments in the niche sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), Dricus du Plessis looks poised to clinch the middleweight title at UFC 297 in 2024.

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Having already dealt a major blow to his critics by becoming the only man other than "The Last Stylebender" to defeat Robert Whittaker at middleweight, ‘Stillknocks’ will hope to prove himself once again when he steps into the octagon with Strickland on January 20th at 10pm ET. So for those of us situated on this side of the hemisphere, we’ll need a good dose of that black gold and cremora, that’s 5AM South African time, on Sunday January 21st!

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