UFC 297 video: Sean Strickland, Dricus Du Plessis separated in first faceoff

LAS VEGAS – UFC 297 features a middleweight title bout and the two competitors faced off Friday at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Following the conclusion of the UFC’s six-man season press conference, middleweight champion Sean Strickland (28-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) faced off with next title challenger Dricus Du Plessis (20-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC). UFC 297 takes place Jan. 20 at Scotiabank Arena and streams on pay-per-view.

Strickland and Du Plessis exchanged heated words during the press conference and were quickly separated by security as tensions continued to ride high during their first faceoff.

Check out the Strickland vs. Du Plessis faceoff in the video above.

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