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UFC Fight Night 179: Perez vs Du Plessis 10/10/2020 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 179 Perez vs Du Plessis 10-10-2020 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 179: Perez vs Du Plessis 10/10/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to give their fans another exciting fight card with UFC Fight Night 179 happening on Saturday, October 10. This event will commence in Flash Forum, Yas Island in the Middle East at Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fans are not allowed to enter the island but they can watch through UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View. The main event will be featuring Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen battling for a title shot against the reigning UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan. The main card will also feature two interesting middleweights with Markus Perez and Dricus du Plessis stepping in the same cage. According to UFC Vegas Odds, Dricus Du Plessis is going to be the better fighter after this match against Markus Perez.  

UFC Fight Night 179: Perez vs Du Plessis 10/10/2020

When: Saturday, October 10, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 179: Perez vs Du Plessis 10/10/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Markus Perez +140 Dricus Du Plessis -170

Main Card

Markus Perez

Markus Perez is known as “Maluko” inside the MMA cage and this Brazilian fighter hails from Sao Paulo. This six-foot-two middleweight has been polishing his skills a the Viscardi Andrade Team and Veras TK. Perez is coming in this match carrying a 12-3 professional MMA record with half of those wins via submissions. He came in the UFC as an undefeated fighter and in his five fights in the organization, he tasted all his three defeats. His last fight is dated November 16, 2019, where he went up against Wellington Turman at UFC Fight Night 164. He took Turman to a full three rounds but the judges all favored against him to result in a loss.

Dricus Du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis is a young 26-year-old fighter and he came all the way from Pretoria, Gauteng in South Africa. He is six-foot-tall and this welterweight gets his training at the Team CIT fight stable. This will be De Plessis first fight in the UFC and will be putting his 14-2 professional record with him heading into the organization. He has an impressive nine wins through submissions while five are from knockouts. He has been fighting at the Extreme Fighting Championship in Africa and he headlined the main event in EFC 83 back in December 2019. In his final match, he submitted his opponent in the first round at the 4:15 mark.

Perez vs Du Plessis Betting Numbers

Du Plessis
Record 14-3-0 14-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil South Africa
Height 6’1″ 6’1″
Weight 185 lbs 185 lbs
Reach 73″ 76″
Win by KO/TKO 25% 36%
Win by Submission 50% 64%
Decisions 25% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 2.75 0.00
Striking accuracy 48% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.96 0.00
Striking defense 52% 0%
Takedown average 1.08 0.00
Takedown accuracy 26% 0%
Takedown defense 80% 0%
Submission average 1.10 0.00

Perez vs Du Plessis Betting Picks

Dricus Du Plessis has this long coming in his career to come to the UFC. With the hype, he is picked by Online Sportsbook as the favored fighter against Markus Perez and that is quite rare. Du Plessis should finish the fight via submission in the second round.