Israel Adesanya predicts Dricus Du Plessis vs Sean Strickland

Israel Adesanya reveals who he thinks will win on Saturday night.

by Aryan Lakhani
Israel Adesanya predicts Dricus Du Plessis vs Sean Strickland
© Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The UFC 297 main card promises nothing but fireworks; it is stacked with some of the most thrilling matchups. As far as the main event is concerned, Sean Strickland’s recent comments about Dricus Du Plessis have shocked the entire world as no one expected Strickland to give death threats to Dricus Du Plessis.

Israel Adesanya spoke about the animosity between Dricus Du Plessis and Sean Strickland; Adesanya believes some rules should never be broken; however, he thinks on some occasions it is okay to rewrite them. Adesanya has a winner in mind; he believes Dricus Du Plessis will get the job done on Saturday night.

Perhaps the winner of this fight could face Adesanya next, as he said he would come back sooner than people think.

Israel Adesanya on Dricus Du Plessis vs Sean Strickland

In a recent YouTube video, Israel Adesanya shared his predictions for the upcoming middleweight clash between Dricus Du Plessis and Sean Strickland.

“Dricus is going to try to wrestle him,” Adesanya said, as quoted by “Stand up in the beginning, do his off-beat rhythm, all that stuff. He might get jabbed in the first round by Sean and then have to really switch to the grappling because Sean’s jab is underrated.

I never underestimated it but it’s underrated and I figured it out. It didn’t take me long to figure it out after the fight. In the fight, I had some other * going on that I wasn’t able to figure it out, I was worried about some other stuff self-consciously to do with me, not to do with him.

I’m going to go with Dricus, is it going to go the distance? I’m going to say no. Not that I don’t respect Sean or his skills, the guy beat me. Of course, I respect his skills. I’ll say [submission]. He’ll submit him”.

Israel Adesanya