Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Brad Tavares will take on Dricus “Stillknocks” Plessis in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 276 card.

In this post, we will break down Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 34-year-old, Brad Tavares is coming in with a 19-7-0 record. Tavares will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Omari Akhmedov at UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 in July.

Plessis, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Trevin Giles on July 10, 2021 at UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 and holds a 16-2-0 record.

Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis
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185 lbs.
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Brad Tavares has an orthodox fighting stance with a 74″ reach. The 28-year-old, Dricus Du Plessis is an switch fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Brad Tavares:
→ Tavares’s striking accuracy is 42%.
→ Tavares lands 3.18 significant strikes per minute.
→ Tavares’s takedown accuracy is 27%.
→ Tavares’s takedown average is 0.91 per 15 minutes.
→ Tavares’s takedown defense is 79%.

Tavares comes in with 42% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.18 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Plessis fires at 48% accuracy, landing about 5.07 significant strikes per minute. Brad Tavares also has a 27% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.91 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Plessis’s 2.99 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Dricus Du Plessis:
→ Plessis’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Plessis lands 5.07 significant strikes per minute.
→ Plessis’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Plessis’s takedown average is 2.99 per 15 minutes.
→ Plessis’s takedown defense is 0%.

Dricus spent on average 5:02 minutes in the Octagon and Brad has an average fight time of 13:09 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 276 is live in , who do you think will win, Brad or Dricus? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier
July 2, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis

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