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Doricas du Plessis became the UFC middleweight world champion after defeating Sean Strickland by split decision at UFC 297.
Du Plessis fought through five grueling rounds for the first time in his long MMA career, winning two of the three judges’ scorecards with a score of 48-47 and earning his seventh UFC win Saturday night as a middleweight. won the title. One judge ruled 48-47 against Strickland, who was denied his first title defense after his upset win over Israel Adesanya last year.
Here are the fighters’ reactions to the main event of UFC 297, Doricus du Plessis vs. Sean Strickland.