Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Dvalishvili vs Katona?
Merab Dvalishvili beat Brad Katona by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 9, on Saturday 4th May 2019 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
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 Katona stats
Merab Dvalishvili stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Brad Katona made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Katona had advantage in power over Dvalishvili, with a 13% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 0%.
Merab Dvalishvili was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Dvalishvili had 3-inch reach advantage.
Dvalishvili's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Katona's, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 months earlier than Katona, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 27 more professional rounds, 53 to Katona's 26.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brad Katona had been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.
Going to this contest, Merab Dvalishvili had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 18 days ago, while Brad Katona's last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 16 days ago.