A middleweight clash between Trevin Giles and Dricus Du Plessis is in the works for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on March 20.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the booking. The card is headlined by a 185-pound tilt pitting Kevin Holland against Derek Brunson. A location for the event has yet to be announced.
Giles entered 2020 on a two-bout skid in the Octagon but turned things around with a split decision triumph over James Krause at UFC 247 and a third-round TKO of Bevon Lewis at UFC on ESPN 17. The 28-year-old is 4-2 during his promotional tenure and 13-2 as a professional overall.
South Africa’s Du Plessis enjoyed a successful promotional debut when he knocked out Markus Perez in the opening stanza at UFC Fight Night 179 on Oct. 10. The former Extreme Fighting Championship and KSW title holder is 15-2 over the course of his career, with all of his victories coming inside the distance.
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