A three-round middleweight bout between Brad Tavares and Dricus “Stillknocks” Du Plessis has been announced for UFC 276.
Tavares (19-6-0) will walk into the bout having defeated the likes of Lorenz Larkin, Krzysztof Jotko, and Antonio Carlos Junior. His last walk to the octagon came in the summer of 2021, where he defeated Omari Akhmedov via split decision at UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3.
Currently riding a two-fight win streak, the 34-year-old will be matched with 28-year-old finisher Du Plessis.
Du Plessis (16-2-0), the former KSW champion, holds all of his victories coming by way of KO/TKO or submission. Having never gone the distance, Du Plessis will be looking to secure his fifth straight win as he meets Tavares in July.
Also having made the walk at UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3, Du Plessis defeated Trevin Giles in just under seven minutes.
OH. MY. GOODNESS.
— UFC (@ufc) July 11, 2021
UFC 276 will be held on July 2, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s International Fight Week is also set to take place at that time.
The officially announced bouts scheduled for the card are as follows:
Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy – 125 lbs
Jessica Eye vs. Casey O’Neill – 125 lbs
Brad Tavares vs.Dricus Du Plessis – 185 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.