Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Moraes vs Dvalishvili?
Merab Dvalishvili beat Marlon Moraes by , during the prelims of UFC 266, on Saturday 4th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Merab Dvalishvili.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Moraes vs Dvalishvili stats
Marlon Moraes stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Merab Dvalishvili made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Moraes had a large advantage in power over Dvalishvili, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 15%.
Marlon Moraes was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Dvalishvili had 1-inch reach advantage.
Moraes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 9 months earlier than Dvalishvili, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 65 to Dvalishvili's 50.
Moraes vs Dvalishvili form
Marlon Moraes had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rob Font at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had been beaten by Henry Cejudo at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago.
Moraes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Dvalishvili's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.