Dricus   "Stillknocks"   Du Plessis

MiddleweightWelterweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 12 - 1 - 0
  • Submission : 8 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins- 0 Losses
  • Age : 24
  • Height : 1.85
  • Reach : 193 cm
  • BG Discipline : K1
  • Strengths : Young and fearless
    Never been defeated
    Fit, resilient, and extremely strong
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 50%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 20%

Fighters Media

EFC 63: Double division champ weighs-in on THE CONTENDERS
EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
The Biggest Fight in EFC History
Dricus du Plessis Open Workout at EFC 62 Media Day
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
Bahati slaps Du Plessis at EFC 62 Press Conference
Countdown to EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis
Dricus Du Plessis Kicking Onto SABC 3 This Saturday
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
I HOPE BAHATI DEFENDS SO I CAN FIGHT HIM
EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR - EFC 56
ROODMAN ACCEPTS HULME'S CHALLENGE
DU PLESSIS CONFIRMED TO FACE THE POLISH TANK
FADIPE OUT - DU PLESSIS DECLINES HULME & ASKS FOR BIGGER FIGHT
MEGA MATCH-UP ADDED TO ALREADY STACKED CARD
A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
BETTING ON LANDMARK EVENT OPENS WITH SUPABETS
EFC 50 TICKETS SOLD OUT!
"BETTER BELIEVE I AM THE BEST"
EFC 50 TICKETS ON SALE TONIGHT!
DU PLESSIS BREAKS OPPERMAN'S KNEE
DU PLESSIS BROTHER DEBUTS SAME NIGHT DRICUS FIGHTS FOR TITLE
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2 DIVISIONS 2 PROMOTIONS, WHAT’S NEXT FOR DU PLESSIS
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2017 AWARD WINNERS
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EFC 2017 Awards: Athlete of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Submission of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Most Exciting Athlete of the Year
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VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
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PENA / VAN ZYL UNDISPUTED AT EFC 66
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2ND EFC ATHLETE TO HEADLINE ON EUROPEAN STAGE
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DA ROCHA PREDICTS SECOND EARLY FINISH
EFC 63: Double division champ weighs-in on THE CONTENDERS
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EFC 63: Double division champ weighs-in on THE CONTENDERS
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RATINGS THROUGH THE ROOF
EFC 62: Highlights
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EFC 62: Highlights
EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
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DOUBLE GOLD FOR DU PLESSIS
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“DRICUS IS ALREADY DANCING”
EFC 62: Weigh-in
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EFC 62: Weigh-in
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BAHATI AND DU PLESSIS FINED FOR PRESS CONFERENCE LANGUAGE & ALTERCATION
The Biggest Fight in EFC History
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The Biggest Fight in EFC History
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RIVALRY REACHES AN ALL TIME HIGH
Dricus du Plessis Open Workout at EFC 62 Media Day
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Dricus du Plessis Open Workout at EFC 62 Media Day
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
EFC 62 Engaged: Ep 3
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EFC 62 Engaged: Ep 3
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THREE TITLE FIGHTS IN ONE NIGHT
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THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

EFC 62 Engaged: Ep2
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EFC 62 Engaged: Ep2
EFC 62: Press Conference
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EFC 62: Press Conference
Bahati slaps Du Plessis at EFC 62 Press Conference
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Bahati slaps Du Plessis at EFC 62 Press Conference
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
Countdown to EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis
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Countdown to EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis
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CONTENDERS RISING
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ENGLAND’S BAHATI CONTINUES TO GIVE SA THE FINGER
EFC 62: Engaged Ep 1
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EFC 62: Engaged Ep 1
Dricus Du Plessis Kicking Onto SABC 3 This Saturday
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Dricus Du Plessis Kicking Onto SABC 3 This Saturday
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THE BRITISH BEHEMOTH INVADES SABC 3 THIS SATURDAY
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BAHATI RIPS INTO 
SOUTH AFRICANS
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THE RECKONING
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
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EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu – Promo
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ZULU TO DEFEND AGAINST CHIPFUMBU
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EXCITING PAST ACTION FROM DU PLESSIS, HULME, G. BUIRSKI & MNIKATHI THIS SATURDAY
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2 PROMOTIONS, 2 DIVISIONS, 1 CHAMPION
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EFC 59: Post-Event Press Conference
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DU PLESSIS DOES IT FOR SA
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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
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YOUR PREDICTIONS: EFC 59 – DA ROCHA VS DU PLESSIS
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EFC 59: Weigh-in
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 06
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DU PLESSIS FAVOURITE AS BETXCHANGE REVEALS BIG MONEY MAKING ODDS
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NOTORIOUSLY BRAZILIAN
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 05
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“I’M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I FINISH HIM”
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 04
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SURETY FROM BRAZIL
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK! GET TO CARNIVAL CITY THIS SATURDAY
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EFC 59: Du Plessis vs Da Rocha – Promo
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 01
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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Du Plessis Dominates on SABC 3
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BRAZIL’S DA ROCHA STEPS IN TO CHALLENGE DU PLESSIS
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DU PLESSIS TO DOMINATE THE WEEKEND BEFORE FIGHT WEEK
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IRELAND, ENGLAND, WALES & FRANCE HEAD FOR SOUTH AFRICA
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VISIONS OF ‘THE WOLF’
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EFC 59: Du Plessis vs Fadipe – Promo
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CONTROVERSY AFTER INTERVIEW ON ‘THE CLINCH’
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EFC 59: IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
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CONFIRMED: DU PLESSIS TO FIGHT FADIPE AT CARNIVAL CITY ON MAY 13
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GORIMBO LOOKING TO STOP KARAM
2017 HERE WE COME!
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2017 HERE WE COME!
WHAT A NIGHT, WHAT A YEAR
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WHAT A NIGHT, WHAT A YEAR
TEMPERS FLARE AT WEIGH-IN
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TEMPERS FLARE AT WEIGH-IN
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EFC 56: Weigh-In
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EFC 56: Behind the Scenes at weigh-in with Du Plessis
MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
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MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
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EFC 56 Media Day: Du Plessis vs Haratyk
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 56
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
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EFC 56 – EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
I HOPE BAHATI DEFENDS SO I CAN FIGHT HIM
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I HOPE BAHATI DEFENDS SO I CAN FIGHT HIM
EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
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EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
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Countdown to EFC 56: Kabesa vs Botha
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Countdown to EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Haratyk
2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR - EFC 56
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2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR
ROODMAN ACCEPTS HULME'S CHALLENGE
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ROODMAN ACCEPTS HULME’S CHALLENGE
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EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Haratyk, Bahati vs Buirski, Kabesa vs Botha – Promo
DU PLESSIS CONFIRMED TO FACE THE POLISH TANK
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DU PLESSIS CONFIRMED TO FACE THE POLISH TANK
FADIPE OUT - DU PLESSIS DECLINES HULME & ASKS FOR BIGGER FIGHT
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FADIPE OUT – DU PLESSIS DECLINES HULME & ASKS FOR BIGGER FIGHT
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EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Fadipe – Tickets on sale
MEGA MATCH-UP ADDED TO ALREADY STACKED CARD
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MEGA MATCH-UP ADDED TO ALREADY STACKED CARD
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EFC 51: Du Plessis Backs Mynhardt
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EFC 50: Post-Event Press Conference
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EFC 50: Weigh-In
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
EFC 50 TICKETS SOLD OUT!
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EFC 50 TICKETS SOLD OUT!
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 50
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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Countdown to EFC 50: Du Plessis vs van Staden
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EFC 50: Du Plessis vs van Staden Press Conference
"BETTER BELIEVE I AM THE BEST"
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“BETTER BELIEVE I AM THE BEST”
EFC 50 TICKETS ON SALE TONIGHT!
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EFC 50 TICKETS ON SALE TONIGHT!
DU PLESSIS BREAKS OPPERMAN'S KNEE
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DU PLESSIS BREAKS OPPERMAN’S KNEE
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 – 62 – 19 August 2017
  • EFC – 59 – 13 May 2017
  • EFC – 56 – 09 December 2016
  • EFC – 50 – 17 June 2016
  • EFC – 46 – 12 December 2015
  • EFC – 40 – 06 June 2015
  • EFC – 37 – 21 February 2015
  • EFC – 33 – 30 August 2014
  • EFC – 27 – 27 February 2014
  • EFC – 24 – 10 October 2013
  • EFC – 23 – 10 October 2013
  • EFC – 21 – 25 July 2013
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Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Roberto Soldic
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Yannick Bahati
    EFC 62
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Jose da Rocha
    EFC 59
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Rafal Haratyk
    EFC 56
    Win
    R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Martin van Staden
    EFC 50
    R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Bruno Mukulu
    EFC 46
    Win
    R2 Submission (Rear-NakedChoke)
  • Dino Bagattin
    EFC 40
    Win
    R2 Submission (Rear-NakedChoke)
  • Darren Daniel
    EFC 37
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-NakedChoke)
  • Garreth McLlelan
    EFC 33
    R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Donavin Hawkey
    EFC 27
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • JC Lamprecht
    EFC 24
    Win
    R3 Submission (Fear-Naked Choke)
  • Bruno Mukulu
    EFC 23
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Tshikangu Makuebo
    EFC 21
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Kickboxing

Fight preparation?

I don’t change my training when preparing for a fight. I always train myself to the bone to ensure my body is in top physical condition. I’m always on the prowl for a fight so being in shape at my age is easy to maintain. Hard training full time is the only approach I find effective.

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I have been involved and competing in martial arts since I was 5 years old starting with Judo and then wrestling. I’ve always loved fighting, of any sort, at the age of 14 I started to train and compete in K-1. The aim has ever since been the combination of stand-up and ground game, trying to dominate these styles individually while pursuing the dream of entering Professional MMA. Approaching both styles helped me a lot in understanding the art and the balance of what’s needed for the cage.

What ranks & titles have you held?

WAKO K-1 World Champion

Who is your hero, and why?

I have a lot of heroes in and out of the fight game my fighting hero. I would have to say Connor McGregor. I love his confidence and the way he backs himself no matter what he breaks his opponents mentally and wins the fight even before they enter the cage. In the cage he goes out to beat his opponents not simply to win and in that way he guarantees and exiting flight every time. That is also my mentality going into any fight.

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

Fighting in the EFC really means a lot to me they made MMA what it is today in Africa and i am honoured to be an EFC athlete an also the quality of fighters that the EFC is producing is great and i am sure that i will be in the UFC in the near future and the EFC is in a big way responsible for that as well as the other athletes making it into the UFC

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I am a student at TUKS University. I spend most of my time either training or coaching that is what I love to do on my days off. I mostly go to the farm where I love hunting, water sports and any extreme sports out there.

Added Detail

• Challenged for the Middleweight Title at the Age of 20
• TKO'd Legend Donavin Hawkey

 

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Donavin Hawkey
    EFC 27
    Win
  • Garreth McLellan
    EFC 33
    Loss
  • Yannick Bahati
    EFC 62
    Win
  • none
Dricus   Du Plessis