Derek Brunson and Dricus Du Plessis are on tap at UFC 285 March


Middleweights Derek Brunson and Dricus du Plessis have agreed to meet at the upcoming UFC 285 card scheduled on March 4.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Wednesday. ESPN initially reported the fight.

After briefly considering retirement after a defeat to Jared Cannonier, Brunson stated recently that he wanted to be more active in 2023 in hopes of booking at minimum four fights in . next year. Brunson will be testing his fitness in March, as he looks to get on the right track following a five-fight winning streak against Jared Cannonier.

As for du Plessis, the South African fighter remains undefeated in the UFC with a perfect 4-0 record including a Fight of the Night performance against Darren Till in his most recent outing. The back-and-forth battle ended with du Plessis wrapping up a nasty neck crank to finish Till in the third round at UFC 282.

Now du Plessis will look to add another veteran to his resume when he faces Brunson in a featured matchup at UFC 285 in March with the card set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.