The Middleweight title will be on the line as Sean Strickland is set to make his first title defense against Dricus Du Plessis early next year and the odds are out. This fight is currently scheduled to take place on January 20th at UFC 297 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Odds Provided by BetOnline.ag accurate as of 11/7/2023 2:05 PM EST
These odds mean a bettor would need to risk $155 on Sean Strickland to win $100; meanwhile, a risk of $100 on Dricus Du Plessis could win $135.
This is the first time in several years we will see a Middleweight title fight that does not feature Israel Adesanya after Strickland dethroned him in September. Sean Strickland enters this fight on a three-fight win streak most recently his monumental upset win over Israel Adesanya where he dismantled the champ over five rounds. Dricus Du Plessis also comes into this off an impressive upset having knocked out Robert Whittaker to earn his title shot back in the summer.
Odds from FightOdds.io
Sean Strickland (+495) vs. Israel Adesanya (-670) UFC 293 – Win
Sean Strickland (-160) vs. Abus Magomedov (+140) UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov – Win
Sean Strickland (+120) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (-130) UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Imavov – Win
Sean Strickland (+105) vs. Jared Cannonier (-115) UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland - Loss
Sean Strickland (-122) vs. Alex Pereira (+112) UFC 276 – Loss
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Dricus Du Plessis (+262) vs. Robert Whittaker (-312) UFC 290 – Win
Dricus Du Plessis (-200) vs. Derek Brunson (+185) UFC 285 - Win
Dricus Du Plessis (-165) vs. Darren Till (+155) UFC 282 - Win
Dricus Du Plessis (-167) vs. Brad Tavares (+157) UFC 276 - Win
Dricus Du Plessis (-112) vs. Trevin Giles (+102) UFC 264 - Win
Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis, Middleweight Title Fight
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Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev, Featherweight
Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault, Middleweight
Brad Katona vs. Garret Armfield, Bantamweight
Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana, Strawweight
Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras, Bantamweight
Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick, Flyweight
Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott, Welterweight
Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson, Welterweight
Date: January 20th
Location: Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start Time: 10:00 PM EST (Main Card)
How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
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