Aug 20 2022
Saturday

Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States

UFC 278
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
31-7-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

14-4-0

The tape

35
Age
31
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 3UD 3KO 5SD 3
Form
KO 2UD 3UD 3UD 3
31
Wins
14
17
By KO
3
55
KO%
21
1
By Sub
1
3
SUB%
7
7
Losses
4
4
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2004
Debut
2014
38
Bouts
18
102
Rounds
50
7 hours, 33 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

3
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
7

Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili preview

When is Aldo vs Dvalishvili?

Jose Aldo is set to square off against Merab Dvalishvili, during the main card of UFC 278, on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Aldo vs Dvalishvili stats

Jose Aldo steps into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Merab Dvalishvili will make his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Aldo has a massive power advantage over Dvalishvili, boasting at 55% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 21%.

Jose Aldo is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.

Aldo has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dvalishvili. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Aldo is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 9 years and 5 months earlier than Dvalishvili, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 52 more professional rounds, 102 to Dvalishvili's 50.

Aldo vs Dvalishvili form

Jose Aldo has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he had beat Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had lost to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

Aldo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Dvalishvili's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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