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Marlon Moraes vs Merab Dvalishvili report
Who won Moraes vs Dvalishvili?
Merab Dvalishvili beat Marlon Moraes by during the prelims of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th 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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moraes had an advantage over Dvalishvili, with a 26% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 8%.
Marlon Moraes was the older man by 2 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 11 more professional rounds, 69 to Dvalishvili's 58.
Moraes vs Dvalishvili form
Marlon Moraes had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Rob Font at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had lost to 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.
He had beat Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Moraes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Dvalishvili's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
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