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Aljamain Sterling vs Merab Dvalishvili preview
When is Sterling vs Dvalishvili?
Aljamain Sterling could potentially fight Merab Dvalishvili, in Summer 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sterling vs Dvalishvili stats
Aljamain Sterling would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 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 Dvalishvili would have a slight advantage in power over Sterling, with a 19% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have a large advantage over Dvalishvili, boasting at 35% submission rate over Dvalishvili's 6%.
Aljamain Sterling is the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Sterling has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dvalishvili. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Sterling is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Dvalishvili, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 13 more professional rounds, 71 to Dvalishvili's 58.
Sterling vs Dvalishvili form
Sterling has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight, he won against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Petr Yan at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Petr Yan at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by split decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by split decision in the 1st 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 defeated 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 defeated 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 beat 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 beat 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, Merab Dvalishvili has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Aljamain Sterling last fought 26 days ago, while Merab Dvalishvili's last outing was 2 months and 21 days ago.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Sterling vs Dvalishvili?
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