Dricus Du Plessis speaks with Derek Brunson about his upcoming UFC 285 battle.
Dricus Du Plessis has quietly climbed his way to the top, and on Saturday at UFC 285, he’ll face his toughest test yet when he faces Derek Brunson.
Plessis has been excellent in the UFC since joining the organisation, with a 4-0 record.
He eventually received a better-name opponent in his previous bout when the UFC booked him against former UFC title contender and fanned favourite Darren Till.
Plessis made the most of his limelight against Till, submitting him in the third round of their UFC 282 encounter, which earned the two fighters an extra $50,000 due to their performance, which garnered Fight of the Night honours.
That massive win propelled Plessis into the top ten of the official UFC middleweight rankings, and the UFC has now given him a chance to enter the top five at UFC 285.
The battle between Plessis and Brunson is expected to be the main event of UFC 285’s preliminary programme, and it has piqued spectators’ interest.
Brunson is a UFC veteran who has fought alongside several champions.
Plessis is aware that Brunson has seen it all in the UFC. Still, he remains confident that he is simply the superior fighter. He intends to leave Las Vegas with a win and his name edging Brunson’s position at No. 5 in the middleweight rankings.
Before the Fight, Plessis spoke with MyMMANews about his clash with Brunson, his intentions of breaking into the top five with a win, and his thoughts on the Alex Pereira-Israel Adesanya rematch slated for UFC 287 in April.