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Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili report
Who won Aldo vs Dvalishvili?
Merab Dvalishvili beat Jose Aldo by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 278, on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 27-30 in favor of winner Merab Dvalishvili.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Aldo vs Dvalishvili stats
Jose Aldo stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage 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 suggested Aldo had a massive power advantage over Dvalishvili, boasting at 55% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 21%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dvalishvili had a slight advantage over Aldo, with a 7% submission rate over Aldo's 3%.
Jose Aldo was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Aldo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Dvalishvili. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Aldo was 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 had fought 47 more professional rounds, 105 to Dvalishvili's 58.
Aldo vs Dvalishvili form
Jose Aldo had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza.
Before that, he had beat Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
He had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Dvalishvili's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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