Proudly SA: Young UFC fighter wins debut match with a 1st round KO

Proudly SA: Young UFC fighter wins debut match with a 1st round KO

- Dricus du Plessis recently made SA proud after winning his first UFC match recently

- Du Plessis was able to win the match against his Brazilian opponent with a first-round knockout

- Extremely proud South Africans took to social media to share their thoughts on his spectacular win

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A young South African UFC fighter recently made South Africa very proud after he won his first match. Dricus du Plessis had his first fight against Brazilian fighter, Markus Perez on October 11, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dricus impressively beat the Brazilian during the first round of the match with a shocking knock-out, much to his own surprise and delight. Speaking after the match, he had this to say:

“There was so much pressure, outside pressure from my countrymen and with pleasure I mean the support I’ve been getting from my whole country, I think there is 40 million people sitting in front of their TVs watching now.

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"It’s insane I can’t believe what happened,” Du Plessis said after the fight. “It feels like South Africa is playing in a Rugby World Cup final again.”
Dricus Du Plessis wins UFC match in Abu Dhabi
South African fighter, Dricus Du Plessis makes SA proud. Source: Facebook/Riaan AG Beeslaar
Source: Facebook

South Africans who, like Dricus mentioned, displayed the same excitement they did during the Rugby World Cup final, shared their thoughts about his spectacular win on social media. Read some of their thoughts below.

Riaan AG Beeslaar said:

"Congrats to Dricus "Stillknocks" du Plessis on winning his UFC debut and making South Africa proud South Africans do it best !!#ImStaying."

Terrance Mabala said:

"Well done champ,great combination it was... very well done, this ponytail guy was over-confident."

In other proudly South African news, another sports star doing amazing things is Siya Kolisi who is making the best use of his time by giving it to different causes that have been initiated to help the less fortunate. Taking to his social media pages, the rugby star shared information about the causes with his followers, encouraging them to help where they could.

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In his first post, Siya shared a video of a project he is working on with Freedom of Movement, a shoe company that will help build a sports field for the Mbewkeni youth centre in the Western Cape. In the clip, Siya spends time with the youth he will be helping to build the field for.

His second initiative sees the sports star, husband and father helping schoolkids achieve digital learning by donating iPads to them. In the touching post, Siya shares that he had partnered with iStoreZA to help schoolkids learn easier.

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