Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Dvalishvili vs Dodson?
Merab Dvalishvili beat John Dodson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 252, on Saturday 15th August 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 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).
Dvalishvili vs Dodson stats
Merab Dvalishvili stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
John Dodson made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Dodson had a massive power advantage over Dvalishvili, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 0%.
Merab Dvalishvili was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Dvalishvili had a height advantage of 3 inches over Dodson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Dvalishvili was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 32 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 year and 4 months later than Dodson, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 50 to Dodson's 85.
Dodson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.