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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 5 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 52 more professional rounds, 105 to Dvalishvili's 53.
Aldo vs Dvalishvili form
Jose Aldo had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Dvalishvili's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 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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