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Du Plessis destroys Whittaker to earn a title shot against Adesanya



Dricus Du Plessis earned a world title shot against Israel Adesanya with an astounding second-round stoppage of Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 in Las Vegas.


The South African demonstrated his credentials for a championship by convincingly defeating the former champion.


Du Plessis finished the show in the second round after a dramatic first-round finish in which he pounded the Australian with some ground and pound.




Whittaker was briefly knocked out with a right hand from Du Plessis before he unleashed on The Reaper as he backed up against the cage, dropping him once again with a body punch and forcing the stoppage with his hands.


Israel Adesanya, the middleweight champion, entered the cage following the contest, and they engaged in a combative exchange before firing some trash talk.

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