Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Dvalishvili vs Sandhagen?
Merab Dvalishvili could potentially square off against Cory Sandhagen, in Spring 2024.
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 16 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 17 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 41% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 19%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sandhagen would have an advantage over Dvalishvili, with a 18% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 6%.
Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Sandhagen has a height advantage of 5 inches over Dvalishvili. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Dvalishvili is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer 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 3 more professional rounds, 58 to Sandhagen's 55.
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 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had beat John Dodson at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Sandhagen has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font on 5th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round 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.
In terms of recent activity, Cory Sandhagen has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.
Merab Dvalishvili last fought 8 months and 20 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing was 3 months and 26 days ago.
Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Sandhagen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
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