UFC middleweight contender Dricus Du Plessis shocks the MMA community with a stunning victory over ex-champion Robert Whittaker. Read about their battle and Du Plessis’ calculated gameplan.
|Dricus Du Plessis emerges as a big winner from International Fight Week pay-per-view
|Du Plessis defeats Robert Whittaker via TKO in round two
|Du Plessis’ victory secures him a shot at UFC gold
|Whittaker showed respect for Du Plessis throughout the buildup
|Du Plessis fought with everything to lose, emphasizing the significance of the fight
|Du Plessis surprises Whittaker with a calculated and technical gameplan
UFC middleweight contender Dricus Du Plessis emerged as one of the biggest winners from International Fight Week pay-per-view. Du Plessis faced ex-champion Robert Whittaker in a tough battle on the main card. Despite the doubts from the MMA community, Du Plessis proved his worth by defeating Whittaker via TKO in round two. This victory not only maintained Du Plessis’ perfect promotional record but also propelled him to the top spot in the 185-pound ladder, earning him a shot at UFC gold.
Whittaker’s Respect for Du Plessis
While many predicted domination over Du Plessis, Whittaker showed considerable respect for his South African counterpart throughout the buildup to the fight. Du Plessis acknowledged Whittaker’s smart and warrior-like approach but believed that Whittaker made one mistake in underestimating their unique style.
Du Plessis’ Approach
Du Plessis emphasized that he fought with everything to lose. He saw that Whittaker didn’t fully understand their style and underestimated the significance of the fight for Du Plessis. With his life, family name, African flag, and Team CIT on the line, Du Plessis fought with utmost determination.
A Calculated Gameplan
While Whittaker expected a hard and wild approach, Du Plessis surprised him with a calculated and technical gameplan. This strategic approach allowed Du Plessis to showcase his skills and establish himself as the new top contender in the middleweight division .
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