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Adesanya favourite to regain title against Du Plessis

Born in Nigeria Blended martial arts fighter Israel Adesanya is the favourite to face middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis on August 18 at UFC 305 in Perth, Australia.

Regardless of dropping his title to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 in September 2023, Adesanya is the favourite to regain his belt, with odds of -125 in comparison with Du Plessis' +102. Which means a $100,000 wager on Adesanya would return $80,000, whereas a $100,000 wager on Du Plessis would return $102,000 as he’s the underdog.

This battle will mark Du Plessis' first title protection since his split-decision win over Sean Strickland at UFC 297 in January.

Du Plessis was beforehand an underdog, most notably towards Robert Whittaker (+262) and gained towards all odds. Different current victories embody wins over Derek Brunson, Darren Until and Brad Tavares.

Adesanya, who’s all the time a favourite in his fights, suffered a shock -670 loss to Strickland, however has notable wins over Alex Pereira (-130), Jared Cannonier (-500) and Robert Whittaker (-260).

Followers are eagerly awaiting this match, with Adesanya trying to regain his title and Du Plessis trying to show his championship credentials.

Adesanya, who had already introduced after his loss to Strickland that he could be away from the UFC till at the very least 2027, now returns to the Octagon after a hiatus of lower than a yr.

It's nonetheless his longest hole between UFC fights ever and he used the time to get well from a few accidents.

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