Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
17-4-0
23-9-1

The tape

33
Age
31
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5UD 3KO 2UD 3
Form
UD 5UD 3SD 5KO 4UD 5
17
Wins
23
3
By KO
8
18
KO%
35
1
By Sub
10
6
SUB%
43
4
Losses
9
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2014
Debut
2011
21
Bouts
33
61
Rounds
84
4 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 17 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

1
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
7

Merab Dvalishvili vs Marlon Vera preview

When is Dvalishvili vs Vera?

Merab Dvalishvili could set to fight Marlon Vera, in Autumn/Fall 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 17 wins, 4 losses 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 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggest Vera would have an advantage in power over Dvalishvili, with a 35% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 18%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a massive advantage over Dvalishvili, boasting a 43% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 6%.

Merab Dvalishvili is the older man by 2 years, at 33 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 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 7 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 23 less professional rounds, 61 to Vera's 84.

Dvalishvili vs Vera form

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

In his last fight, he won against Henry Cejudo at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he was victorious against Marlon Moraes at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Vera has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Sean O’Malley at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by unanimous decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before 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.

He was victorious 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.

Activity check

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

Merab Dvalishvili last fought 3 months and 7 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 2 months and 15 days ago.

Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 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 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 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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