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Merab Dvalishvili vs Marlon Vera preview
When is Dvalishvili vs Vera?
Merab Dvalishvili could set to fight Marlon Vera, 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 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 20 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Vera would have a large advantage in power over Dvalishvili, boosting at 40% 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 40% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 6%.
Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 2 years, 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 9 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 15 less professional rounds, 58 to Vera's 73.
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 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.
Merab Dvalishvili last fought 19 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 5 days ago.
Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 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 1 year, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 9 days. 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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