Dricus Du Plessis
Dricus Du Plessis

Dricus du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya Headline UFC 305

✔ “I’m Going to Try to Kill You”

The Main Event: A Heated Rivalry

On August 17, 2024, Israel Adesanya will challenge current UFC middleweight champion Dricus du Plessis in the main event of UFC 305 at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. At the pre-fight press conference in Perth, du Plessis addressed the tension between the fighters, asserting that there is no personal animosity despite their past disputes.

“In my view, there’s no bad blood going into this fight. I will step into the octagon and do my job. You can be the biggest jerk in the world or the nicest guy; I’m going to try to kill you either way. I hope he tries to do the same with me; otherwise, it’s going to be a very tough night,” said du Plessis.

Background and Build-Up

Du Plessis claimed the middleweight title by defeating Sean Strickland at UFC 297, marking his rise in the division with a notable victory over top contender Robert Whittaker prior to that. Adesanya, who also fought Strickland in his last match but lost via unanimous decision, is determined to reclaim the title and make history as a three-time champion in the same division.


Fight Card Highlights

• Middleweight Title Bout: Dricus du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya
• Flyweight: Steve Erceg vs. Kai Kara-France
• Lightweight: Tom Nolan vs. Alex Reyes
• Women’s Flyweight: Tereza Bleda vs. Casey O’Neill
• Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
• Flyweight: Stewart Nicoll vs. TBA
• Heavyweight: Junior Tafa vs. Valter Walker
• Featherweight: Joshua Culibao vs. Ricardo Ramos
• Featherweight: Jack Jenkins vs. Gavin Tucker

Additional Insights

UFC 305 marks the UFC’s return to Perth since UFC 284. Du Plessis and Adesanya have been on a collision course since their paths first crossed, and this fight has been highly anticipated by fans. Dana White, UFC President, emphasized the significance of this event, noting that Adesanya aims to become the first fighter since Randy Couture to own three separate title reigns in the same division.

Broadcast and Viewing Information

UFC 305 will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View, ESPN, and ESPN+. The event is expected to draw significant viewership given the high stakes and the fighters’ prominence in the MMA world.

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