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#6 Bantamweight Division

Active

"The Machine"

Merab Dvalishvili

Bantamweight Division

14-4-0 (W-L-D)

7

Fight Win Streak

3

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

Merab Dvalishvili

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Learn more about Merab Dvalishvili's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Tbilisi, Georgia
Trains at
Team Serra/Longo
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
31
Height
66.00
Weight
135.50
Octagon Debut
Dec. 09, 2017
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
38.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
     
  • Three wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)
     
  • Has won 13 of his last 15 and seven in a row
     
  • One first round finish
     
  • Discovered on Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight series

 

UFC History

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Dvalishvili stopped Marlon Moraes at 4:25 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/1/21) Dvalishvili won a three round unanimous decision over Cody Stamann
UFC 252 (8/15/20) Dvalishvili won a three round unanimous decision over John Dodson
UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Dvalishvili won a three round unanimous decision over Gustavo Lopez
UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Dvalishvili won a three round unanimous decision over Casey Kenney
UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Dvalishvili won a three round unanimous decision over Brad Katona
UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Dvalishvili won a three round unanimous decision over Terrion Ware
UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Dvalishvili was submitted by Ricky Simon via guillotine choke at 5:00 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (12/9/17) Dvalishvili lost a three round split decision to Frankie Saenz

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2010 because I love to fight. I did Judo/Sambo for seven years before transitioning to MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Ring of Combat champion
Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is the most prestigious organization to fight for and it is a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished college in Georgia for Physical Education.
What was your job before you started fighting? Construction
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Georgian (GEO) sambo champion and European Youth sambo championship bronze medalist. Georgian Champion in amateur MMA. (USA) Battle in the South champion in amateur MMA.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo
Favorite Striking technique: High kick