Du Plessis vs Giles Analysis and Prediction

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Du Plessis vs Giles Analysis and Prediction

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Dricus Du Plessis (15-2) vs Trevin Giles (14-2)

Middleweight (185)

Dricus Du Plessis

Viciously aggressive on the feet, Du Plessis recklessly blitzes forward to sleep opponents. Despite owning lovely low kicks and short hooks, Du Plessis’ leaky striking defence and sputtering gas tank forces the South African to fade hard down the line. Against the durable Giles, Du Plessis is unlikely to secure an early stoppage as he did against the wild Markus Perez.

Trevin Giles

When given space, Giles stabs with a jab that carries surprising power. Supremely durable, Giles regularly calls upon his chin as he patiently makes a read on his opponent. Pulling away in the later rounds, Giles hand speed pips opponents in 50/50 exchanges and has a strong wrestling game to call upon. A grinder by nature, Giles has an awkward style that can carry him far in a shallow division.

Predicted Result: Giles TKO Round 3

Giles is a rising force at 185. More comfortable behind his ramrod jab, Giles possesses insane durability and a strong wrestling game. Able to grind opponents down over the full fifteen minutes, Giles’ style can carve through a shallow Middleweight division. Du Plessis, a viciously aggressive kickboxer, will struggle to crack Giles’ chin early. Despite owning a fearsome low kick and sharp hooks, Du Plessis’ leaky striking defence and poor gas tank leave him easy prey in the final round.

Dricus Du Plessis brought the heat in his UFC debut against Markus Perez | Du Plessis vs Giles
Dricus Du Plessis brought the heat in his UFC debut against Markus Perez | Du Plessis vs Giles

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