UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya talked about what he expects from the upcoming bout between Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis at UFC 290.
I’d say Rob can probably get him out of there in the second round, or just beat him up for three rounds. Honestly, 70 [percent chance Whittaker wins], but I really want Dricus.
Recall, UFC 290 will be held on July 8 in Las Vegas, USA. Whittaker and du Plessis will fight in the main card of the event. The winner will earn middleweight title challenger status.
Whittaker, 32, defeated Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 209 in September 2022. He has 24 wins and six losses under his belt.
Du Plessis, 29, last competed at UFC 285 in March 2023, where he defeated Derek Brunson by TKO in the second round. He has 18 wins and two losses on his record.