Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Dvalishvili vs Vera?
Merab Dvalishvili could set to fight Marlon Vera, 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 Vera 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.
Marlon Vera would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Vera would have an advantage in power over Dvalishvili, with a 38% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 19%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a massive advantage over Dvalishvili, boosting at 38% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 6%.
Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Vera has a height advantage of 2 inches over Dvalishvili. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Dvalishvili is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 7 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 18 less professional rounds, 58 to Vera's 76.
Dvalishvili vs Vera 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.
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Cory Sandhagen 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 defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Before that, he had won against Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.
Merab Dvalishvili last fought 8 months and 25 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 3 months and 17 days ago.
Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 1 month, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Dvalishvili vs Vera?
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