Dricus du Plessis is a top UFC fighter but he’s also managed to display some fantastic grappling outside the cage, particularly when he managed to submit an entire Gracie Barra team one after the other. Du Plessis is a lifelong martial artist who started out with Judo before committing himself to Kickboxing and rising through the ranks in that sport. He eventually became a WAKO world champion in K-1 before he decided to transition to MMA instead, working on combining his elite striking with the grappling he already possessed and developing them both even further.
Du Plessis made his professional MMA debut in 2013 and fought exclusively in his home-country of South Africa for the first 4 years of his career, racking up an impressive 11-1 record. He finished every single one of those fights and 8 of them came by way of submission, before he started to branch out further than South Africa. He advanced his record to 14-2 before getting the call-up to the UFC, where he has gone on an incredible streak at the highest level of the sport. Du Plessis has won all 6 of his fights for the promotion and finished all but one of them, adding some big names like Robert Whittaker and Darren Till to his resume.
During that time that du Plessis has been fighting in the UFC, he also decided to take the opportunity to compete in a Submission Kings team grappling event. He represented Team CIT MMA, the same team that he has represented in MMA and continues to train at to this day. Dricus Du Plessis was up first in his team’s match against Gracie Barra and he put on an incredible display of high-level Jiu-Jitsu and relentless pressure in order to submit every single member of the team himself.
The footage of Dricus Du Plessis putting on an incredible performance in a series of grappling matches to submit an entire Gracie Barra team was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of Submission Kings: