Spring 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
15-4-0
15-4-0

The tape

31
Age
30
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 3UD 3
Form
KO 4UD 5SD 5KO 1KO 2
15
Wins
15
3
By KO
7
20
KO%
47
1
By Sub
3
7
SUB%
20
4
Losses
4
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2015
19
Bouts
19
53
Rounds
45
4 hours, 8 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 15 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

2
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
6

Merab Dvalishvili vs Cory Sandhagen preview

When is Dvalishvili vs Sandhagen?

Merab Dvalishvili could potentially square off against Cory Sandhagen, in Spring 2023.

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

Dvalishvili vs Sandhagen stats

Merab Dvalishvili would step into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Cory Sandhagen would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Sandhagen would have a large advantage in power over Dvalishvili, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sandhagen would have an advantage over Dvalishvili, with a 20% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 7%.

Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Sandhagen has a height advantage of 5 inches over Dvalishvili. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Dvalishvili is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 53 to Sandhagen's 45.

Dvalishvili vs Sandhagen form

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

In his last fight, he defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Marlon Moraes at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, he had won against John Dodson at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat Brad Katona at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Cory Sandhagen has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had lost to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Cory Sandhagen has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.

Merab Dvalishvili last fought 3 months and 4 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing was 2 months and 7 days ago.

Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Sandhagen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Dvalishvili vs Sandhagen?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Dvalishvili vs Sandhagen yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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