Spring 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
15-4-0
20-7-1

The tape

31
Age
29
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 3UD 3
Form
KO 4UD 5KO 3UD 3UD 3
15
Wins
20
3
By KO
8
20
KO%
40
1
By Sub
8
7
SUB%
40
4
Losses
7
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2014
Debut
2011
19
Bouts
28
53
Rounds
68
4 hours, 8 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

2
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
4

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 15 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, 7 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 40% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 20%.

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 7%.

Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 2 years, at 31 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, 53 to Vera's 68.

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 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.

Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had defeated Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.

Merab Dvalishvili last fought 3 months and 5 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 3 months and 12 days ago.

Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 21 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.

Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Dvalishvili vs Vera?

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

Merab Dvalishvili vs Marlon Vera news

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