Mar 11 2023
Saturday

The TheaterVirgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Hill
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
16-4-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

15-4-0

The tape

29
Age
32
5' 7" / 169 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm

Full record

SD 3SD 5UD 5Others 4KO 5
Form
UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 3UD 3
16
Wins
15
7
By KO
3
44
KO%
20
1
By Sub
1
6
SUB%
7
4
Losses
4
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2014
20
Bouts
19
64
Rounds
53
4 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 8 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

2
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
6

Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili preview

When is Yan vs Dvalishvili?

Petr Yan is set to face Merab Dvalishvili in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Hill, on Saturday 11th March 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Yan vs Dvalishvili stats

Petr Yan steps into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Merab Dvalishvili will make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Yan has a large advantage in power over Dvalishvili, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Dvalishvili's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Dvalishvili will have a slight advantage over Yan, with a 7% submission rate over Yan's 6%.

Petr Yan is the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.

Yan has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dvalishvili. Despite this, Dvalishvili has 1-inch reach advantage.

Yan is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 months earlier than Dvalishvili, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 11 more professional rounds, 64 to Dvalishvili's 53.

Yan vs Dvalishvili form

Yan has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Sean O’Malley 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 had been beaten by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Before that, he had lost to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dvalishvili has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he won against Jose Aldo at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had beat Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Brad Katona at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Petr Yan has been fighting more than Merab Dvalishvili.

Petr Yan last fought 3 months and 11 days ago, while Merab Dvalishvili's last outing was 5 months and 13 days ago.

Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Dvalishvili's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Yan vs Dvalishvili?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Yan vs Dvalishvili yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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