Niel   "Steel"   Du Plessis

Welterweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 3 - 1 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 26
  • Height : 1.84 m
  • Reach : 192 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths :
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 30%

Fighters Media

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PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
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DU PLESSIS BROTHER DEBUTS SAME NIGHT DRICUS FIGHTS FOR TITLE
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DU PLESSIS VS ROODMAN IN PRETORIA
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EFC 76 Weigh-in Highlights
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EFC 76 Weigh-In
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EFC 59: Post-Event Press Conference
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EFC 59: Weigh-in
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DU PLESSIS FAVOURITE AS BETXCHANGE REVEALS BIG MONEY MAKING ODDS
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
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UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
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PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
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A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
BETTING ON LANDMARK EVENT OPENS WITH SUPABETS
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BETTING ON LANDMARK EVENT OPENS WITH SUPABETS
DU PLESSIS BROTHER DEBUTS SAME NIGHT DRICUS FIGHTS FOR TITLE
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DU PLESSIS BROTHER DEBUTS SAME NIGHT DRICUS FIGHTS FOR TITLE

Action Shots

  • EFC – 59 – 13 May 2017
  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016
  • EFC – 50 – 17 JUNE 2016

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Roger Griffin
    EFC 76
    Win
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Bruno Mukulu
    EFC 59
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Mtuale Basambombo
    EFC 55
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Sydney Mokgolo
    EFC 50
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background discipline?

Jiu-jitsu & Boxing

 

When did you start training martial arts?

Since the age of 8 competed in Judo – National & International Level.

 

How did you transition to MMA?

I respect all disciplines, and appreciate all disciplines but I wanted to be able to compete against any person on any platform with any rules.

 

What achievements, ranks and titles have you held?

SA Judo (Junior) (6Years). Amateur BJJ SA champion (2014). SA Amateur MMA Champion 2015 (LHW &MW)

 

How did you get your fight name?

Rugby days and Varsity days.

 

What is your favourite technique, and why?

Elbows on the ground – As I was not allowed to until I turned pro.

 

Who is your hero, and why?

Father, Brothers and Hunter Kennedy.  All o them seem to understand what is important in life and follows their passion to the extent that others want to follow their example.

 

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

Obsessed with music and I play a couple instruments myself .I appreciate philosophy and poetry and love competing in most sport.

 

What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?

My limited vocabulary limits me in explaining how much it means being part of such an amazing organization. It is not just about the lights and the people craving to experience us “ athletes” enjoying our passion, but a culmination of life lessons learned and experienced on an inter-personal level, of which lessons and memories could never be made available without a platform such as the EFC ! “After many years during which I saw many things, what I know most surely about morality and the duty of man are due to sport” Albert Camus.

 

 

 

 

 

Added Detail

  • Older brother to Dricus du Plessis

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Niel   Du Plessis