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Sean O’Malley vs Merab Dvalishvili preview
When is O’Malley vs Dvalishvili?
Sean O’Malley could set to fight Merab Dvalishvili, in Saturday 10th July 2021.
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).
O’Malley vs Dvalishvili stats
Sean O’Malley would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Merab Dvalishvili would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a massive power advantage over Dvalishvili, boasting at 69% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 19%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest that O'Malley and Dvalishvili would be pretty equal, both with a 6% submission rate.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 4 years, at 28 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 5 inches over Dvalishvili. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 1 month later than Dvalishvili, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 26 less professional rounds, 32 to Dvalishvili's 58.
O’Malley vs Dvalishvili form
O'Malley has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he defeated Petr Yan at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Dvalishvili has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 defeated 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 defeated John Dodson at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.
Sean O’Malley last fought 5 months and 1 day ago, while Merab Dvalishvili's last outing was 12 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
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