Markus Perez vs. Dricus Du Plessis will be a middleweight clash with two varying styles at UFC Fight Island 5. Perez vs Du Plessis could be a huge battle that steals fight of the night, as both contenders are hungry to prove themselves. Filling in for Rodolfo Vieira, Du Plessis will look to make an impact in his UFC debut.
‘El Maluko’ or the ‘bad boy’ comes in to this fight with a wealth of experience, and at 12-3 will need all of it vs the wild card that is Du Plessis. His last bout was a unanimous decision loss to Wellington Turman that dropped his UFC record to 2-3. Having never been stopped in his MMA career, this is set up to be a great fight between two true aggressive fighters.
Du Plessis will look to make good on his UFC debut, and enters with a 14-2 record with nine submission and five knockout victories. A fantastic all-around fighter, his control of pace and unpredictability will be the key factors in deciding a winner. Du Plessis also has a three-inch reach advantage and being the aggressor will help make real value of that advantage. The 26-year-old from South Africa fights out of Team Cit.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Markus Perez vs. Dricus Du Plessis at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.
Markus Perez: +130, (66% of action, 43% of bets)
Dricus Du Plessis: -162, (65% of action, 68% of bets)
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