Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-07-08, good pace with some nice exchanges: the mma bout Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Du Plessis vs Whittaker is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 8th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), in a 3-round middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg) bout; it is valid for as UFC middleweight title eliminator and it is on the undercard of Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez – UFC 290. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Robert Whittaker record
The black belt in hapkido, karate, bjj, Tuf Ww tournament winner and former Ufc Mw champion Robert Whittaker entered this fight with a mma record of 24-6-0 (58% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 middleweight in the world.
In his last three bouts he has defeated Kelvin Gastelum (Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum) and Marvin Vettori (Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori) but between these two he lost the rematch with current #1 Ufc Mw champ Israel Adesanya (Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2).
But if you want to watch Whittaker’s best fights, here is one match ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2020: Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier.
Dricus Du Plessis record
His opponent, the former KSW Ww champion Dricus Du Plessis, has an official record of 19-2-0 (95% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.8 in the middleweight division.
He lost to Roberto Soldic in 2018, but since then he has won seven bouts beating Brad Tavares, Darren Till (Darren Till vs Dricus Du Plessis) and Derek Brunson in his last three (Derek Brunson vs Dricus du Plessis).
Here is the UFC 290 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN ppv)
Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez
Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja 2
Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis
Dan Hooker vs Jalin Turner
Bo Nickal vs Valentine Woodburn
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ABC / ESPN / ESPN+)
Niko Price vs Robbie Lawler
Tatsuro Taira vs Edgar Chairez
Yazmin Jauregui vs Denise Gomes
Alonzo Menifield vs Jimmy Crute
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Marcin Prachnio vs Vitor Petrino
Cameron Saaiman vs Terrence Mitchell
Jesus Santos Aguilar vs Shannon Ross
Esteban Ribovics vs Kamuela Kirk
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 290 countdown Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Whittaker vs Du Plessis fight?
Dricus Du Plessis defeated Robert Whittaker via TKO at 2:23, round 2.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 290 post-fight octagon interview of Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis.