EFC - Fighter Profile - Dricus du Plessis

Dricus 'Stillknocks' du Plessis

Welterweight

Record [W L D] : 8 - 1 - 0

Submission : 6 Wins - 1 Losses
TKO/KO : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses

Age : 22

Height : 1.85 m

Reach : 193 cm

Strengths :Young and fearless

Never been defeated
Fit, resilient, and extremely strong

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria

Gym : Team CIT MMA Fighting

Trainer : Morne Visser

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Dricus du Plessis
Submissions 50%
Striking 20%
Takedowns 30%

Fighter's Videos

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  • EFC 56 - 09 December 2016
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  • EFC 50 - 17 June 2016
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  • EFC 46 - 12 December 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Dricus du Plessis vs Bruno Mukulu
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  • EFC 40 - 06 June 2015
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  • EFC 37 - 21 February 2015
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  • EFC 27 - 27 February 2014
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Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Rafal Haratyk
  • EFC 56
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (Guillotine)
  • Dino Bagattin
  • EFC 40
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Donavin Hawkey
  • EFC 27
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Tshikangu Makuebo
  • EFC 21
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background Disciplines

    Kickboxing

    What do you do for 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 and 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 and titles have you held?

    WAKO K-1 World Champion

    How did you transition to MMA?

    In dire need of experience I was looking for the best possible training. Thankfully I joined Team CIT. There my teammates and coach, with their confidence and experience has transformed me into an MMA athlete.

    SA K1 Champion 2012, WAKO K1 World Champion 2012, SA K1 Pro/Am Champion 2013

    Tell us about your most memorable fight.

    With the possibility of being the first South African WAKO K1 World Champion setting the scene I was under a lot of pressure. The first round was the biggest shock, powerful low kicks were being landed, quite a new experience for me and I choked up for the entire round, basically just trying to keep my posture. Trying to impress the judges I realized hard punches were the only cure for my big Russian opponent and punching away got him startled and the judges impressed. Starting the third round behind on the scorecard I had to stick to the punches and I did, which led to a very proud moment in my career; winning the World title.

    What is your favourite technique?

    The KO technique seems to be working well. I don't adjust a working recipe!

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I am currently a Tuks student, studying Bcom - Agriculture full time whilst training. My heart lies on the farm where I like to spend a lot of time when not practicing. I’m a ‘Boerseun’ out of the cage.

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  • Youngest title challenger in EFC history (20, Pena was 22)
  • Completed 6 of a possible 12 rounds
  • Won Fight of the night against JC Lamprecht
  • Main carded twice, this is his first headline
  • TKO'd legend Donavin Hawkey
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