Du Plessis breaks silence and indicates that his first title defense will be against Adesanya

The South African makes an enigmatic publication and brings confirmation of the rumor of a possible fight against his rival in Australia, on August 18

Israel Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis face off at UFC 290 (Photo: Instagram/UFCANZ)

Israel adesanya e Dricus Du Plessis facing the UFC 290 (Photo: Instagram/UFCANZ)

Looking forward to making his first UFC title defense, Dricus Du Plessis He indicated on his social networks that he already has a defined date and opponent. Willing to resolve rivalry with Israel adesanya, the current middleweight champion (up to 83,9kg.) published, between the lines, that he will face the Nigerian in Australia. The organization recently announced an event scheduled in the country for August 18th.

“Looks like someone wants another beating in Aus… I’m in and I’d like to face the king of Africa on his own turf. Demonstrations are working well in your favor AGAIN”, declared the champion on his official account. Instagram.


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Despite the statement, Canadian journalist Ariel Helwani stated that he had spoken to the Israel adesanya and highlighted that so far no proposal has been made to the former middleweight champion. However, if the invitation arrives, Adesanya said he is willing to accept immediately. The same situation was confirmed in relation to the South African.

Dricus Du Plessis is the new UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @dricusduplessis

Dricus Du Plessis is the new UFC middleweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @dricusduplessis


Long-time rivals, Du Plessis and Adesanya began a scenario of enmity after the Nigerian attacked the athlete, stating that there is only one king in Africa. Hoping to face each other, the athletes can take part in UFC 305, which will take place in Perth, Australia, on August 18th.

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