Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
17-4-0
17-0-0

The tape

33
Age
28
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 8" / 172 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5UD 3KO 2UD 3
Form
UD 3KO 1UD 3SUB 1UD 3
17
Wins
17
3
By KO
2
18
KO%
12
1
By Sub
7
6
SUB%
41
4
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2016
21
Bouts
17
61
Rounds
37
4 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 54 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

1
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
7

Merab Dvalishvili vs Umar Nurmagomedov preview

When is Dvalishvili vs Nurmagomedov?

Merab Dvalishvili could potentially face the challenge of Umar Nurmagomedov, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Dvalishvili vs Nurmagomedov stats

Merab Dvalishvili would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Umar Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 17 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest Dvalishvili would have a slight advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, with a 18% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 12%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nurmagomedov would have a massive advantage over Dvalishvili, boasting a 41% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 6%.

Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

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

Dvalishvili is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 24 more professional rounds, 61 to Nurmagomedov's 37.

Dvalishvili vs Nurmagomedov form

Dvalishvili has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 opponent and going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight, he won against Henry Cejudo at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Petr Yan at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Before that, he was victorious against Marlon Moraes at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Bekzat Almakhan at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev on 2nd March 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Nate Maness at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Brian Kelleher at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Sidemar Honorio at PFL 2019 #6 on 8th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Merab Dvalishvili has been fighting more than Umar Nurmagomedov.

Merab Dvalishvili last fought 3 months ago, while Umar Nurmagomedov's last outing was 2 months and 15 days ago.

Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Dvalishvili vs Nurmagomedov?

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