At a submission grappling competition called Submission Kings, current UFC middle weight champion Dricus Du Plessis represented Team CIT and faced Gracie Barra Illovo, prominent martial arts schools based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Competing without a shirt, signifying his aspirations in mixed martial arts, Du Plessis demonstrated a high level of skill and dominated all opponents.
In the first match, Du Plessis quickly found himself in his opponent’s closed guard. However, he showcased strong fundamental techniques and effectively escaped the guard position. Notable aspects of his grappling style included proficiency on his feet and ability to maintain top position against opponents.
While Du Plessis may not be considered a top contender in his weight class for events like ADCC trials, his physical strength and prowess are evident. Weighing in at 215 pounds, he possessed a significant size advantage over many opponents. Currently competing the UFC middleweight champion, Du Plessis is expected to defend his belt against Adesanya.
It is worth noting that Du Plessis’ team consisted of only four members in the grappling event due to weight restrictions. Despite being numerically disadvantaged, Du Plessis’ strength and technique enabled him to overcome the odds and dominate his opponents. His impressive physique has drawn attention from spectators and commentators.