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Derek Brunson faces Dricus Du Plessis in the prelims for UFC 285 this Saturday. Can Du Plessis dominate? Lightning Locks answers.

Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis Prediction, Pick: Can Du Plessis Dominate at UFC 285?

With Jon Jones all but set to splash down on the fighting fanatical once more this coming weekend, one might have a few reservations upon what to well and truly wager on before it is all said and done and the chickens do, in fact, finally come to roost.

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While not all spots on the UFC 285 card are created equal, I think what can be unanimously agreed upon here is the forthcoming battle between Derek Brunson and Dricus Du Plessis has the potential to be as lucrative as it is vivaciously bountiful for as long as the contest lasts. 

Brunson vs. Du Plessis Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: March 4, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM EDT
  • Where to Watch: ESPNN, ESPN+

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Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis Prediction

South African Du Plessis will be entering the octagon and our hearts 6 foot 1 inch tall while exhibiting a 77-inch reach simultaneously to utilize against the unsuspecting Blonde Brunson. The legendary middleweight gatekeeper in Brunson will display roughly the same exact physical attributes. Still, without a doubt, the name of the game here will ultimately boil down to the experience form factor.

The fact of the matter is that Brunson has 20 UFC fights over Du Plessis' five UFC fights. While Du Plessis may have an advantage in the youth department, that very same green nature might backfire when it comes to fight IQ moments down the course of things. 

Yes, there is a conceivable reality where the old yeller of 185 manages to turn back the clock and kill the next big prospect for rhyme and love of the game. In the end, however, not only am I going with Dricus to be the nail that finally retires Brunson, but will also be sprinkling some cheddar on the South African Dricus' point spread, as it covers the most likely scenario of him finishing the old man down the stretch in hellacious fashion.

Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis Pick

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