Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvilli


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Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvilli Prediction Breakdown:๐ŸฅŠ

For the main event ofย  UFC Fight Night we have a bantamweight match between 2# Petr Yan and 3# Merab Dvalishvilli. This promises to be a fascinating matchup. Both fighters have an impressive record and are known for their technical skills and high fight IQ.

Recent Performances:๐ŸฅŠ

Petr Yan lost his most recent fight against Sean O'Malley by way of split decision on UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev. It was a tough fight where both fighters showed grit. Yan showed great striking but was just unable to out strike O'Malley. After his DQ loss Yan was expected to reclaim the bantamweight title but surprisingly Aljamain Sterling came back better than ever to defeat Yan.

On the other hand, Merab Dvalishvilli has won his last 8 fights. Merab last beat Jose Aldo at UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards II. He dominated the fight with his wrestling, earning a unanimous decision victory.

Strengths And Weaknesses:โš–๏ธ

Petr Yan is an all-around fighter with solid striking, and wrestling skills. He is known for his technical striking and ability to mix it up with takedowns and ground-and-pound. tendency to get overly aggressive and leave himself open to counterstrikes.

Merab Dvalishvilli is a dominant wrestler who likes to control the pace of the fight with his grappling skills. He is relentless in his takedowns and has phenomenal cardio to follow. In this matchup Merab will the worse striker of the two.

Their Martial Arts Background:๐Ÿฅ‹

Petr Yan's martial arts background includes boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Yan trains with Tiger Muay Thai, in Thailand, they have trained the likes of Valentina Shevchenko and Dan Hooker.

Merab Dvalishvilli's background is in sambo and judo, having trained in the sports since childhood. He was the runner up in a world sambo championship. Dvalishvilli trains at the Serra Jiu-Jitsu academy, founded by legendary MMA fighter Matt Serra. The academy has produced several UFC champions, including Chris Weidman and Aljamain Sterling

Possible Outcomes:๐Ÿ”ฎ

1. Decision: This is defiantly the most likely result for both of these guys. For starters both of these guys are very hard to put away and have great cardio. Merab is a decision fighter preferring to grind out victories and against the likes of Yan I defiantly don't see Merab pulling out a finish and vice versa.

2. TKO Yan: Yan is the better striker but this wont come early. If Yan is to catch Merab it'll come in the later rounds but is unlikely overall.

Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvilli Prediction Pick:๐ŸฅŠ

In conclusion I give a slight edge to Petr Yan to win by decision. Yan's wrestling and striking should be enough to keep Yan up on the scorecards. Merab will put up a tough fight and make Yan work for the win.

PICK: Yan Dec. +120
Tale of The Tape: โš–


Petr Yan:

  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Reach: 67" (170 cm)
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • MMA Record (Wins): 16 (7 KO/TKO, 1 Submission, 8 Decisions)
  • MMA Record (Losses): 4 (0 KO/TKO, 0 Submission, 3 Decisions, 1 Disqualification)

Merab Dvalishvilli:

  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Reach: 68" (173 cm)
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • MMA Record (Wins): 15 (3 KO/TKO, 1 Submission, 11 Decisions)
  • MMA Record (Losses): 4 (0 KO/TKO, 1 Submission, 3 Decisions)




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