|Full Name||Merab Dvalishvili|
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Merab Dvalishvili is a Georgian mixed martial artist competing in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently the No.3 ranked contender in the division with an eight-win streak.
‘The Machine’ is a former Ring of Combat bantamweight champion.
Latest News Update for Merab Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili won his fight against Petr Yan for UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on March 11, 2023, at The Theatre at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Merab Dvalishvili Facts
|Birth Place||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Net Worth (2023)||$1.8 million (approximately)|
|Achievements||Former Ring of Combat bantamweight champion.|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Early Life and Career
Merab Dvalishvili was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. He started training in judo, sambo, and wrestling for self-defense at a very young age. Dvalishvili started transitioning into mixed martial arts in 2010 as he loved fighting.
He has a Degree in Physical Education from a college in Georgia.
Merab Dvalishvili made his professional debut on January 24, 2014, against Darren Mima and lost the fight via decision. The fight took place at Ring of Combat 47 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.
On February 24, 2017, Dvalishivili won the vacant Ring of Combat bantamweight championship by defeating Sukhrob Aydarbekov via submission.
He had a professional record of 7-2-0 before signing up for the UFC.
Merab Dvalishvili’s Career in UFC
Merab Dvalishvili made his UFC debut on December 9, 2017, against Frankie Saenz and lost the fight via decision. He also lost his second fight against Ricky Simon via technical submission.
Between 2018 and 2021, Dvalishvili faced Terrion Ware, Brad Katona Casey Kenney, Gustavo Lopez, John Dodson, and Cody Stamann and won all the fights via unanimous decision.
‘The Machine’ then faced Marlon Moraes at UFC 266 and won the fight via technical knockout.
Merab Dvalishvili faced Marlon Moraes and Jose Aldo and won both bouts via technical knockout and decision.
Merab Dvalishvili Record
|Win||16-4||Petr Yan||Decision||UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili||March 11, 2023||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–4||José Aldo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 278||August 20, 2022||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||14–4||Marlon Moraes||TKO (punches)||UFC 266||September 25, 2021||2||4:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–4||Cody Stamann||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka||May 1, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–4||John Dodson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 252||August 15, 2020||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–4||Gustavo Lopez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo||June 13, 2020||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–4||Casey Kenney||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2||February 15, 2020||3||5:00||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||9–4||Brad Katona||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy||May 4, 2019||3||5:00||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8–4||Terrion Ware||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik||September 15, 2018||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||7–4||Ricky Simón||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee||April 21, 2018||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Frankie Saenz||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega||December 9, 2017||3||5:00||Fresno, California, United States|
|Win||7–2||Raufeon Stots||KO (spinning backfist)||Ring of Combat 59||June 2, 2017||1||0:15||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–2||Sukhrob Aydarbekov||Submission (armbar)||Ring of Combat 58||February 24, 2017||2||N/A||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–2||Tony Gravely||Decision (split)||Ring of Combat 57||November 18, 2016||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–2||Paul Grant||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 56||September 23, 2016||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–2||Matt Tullos||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 36||June 10, 2016||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||2–2||Geoffrey Then||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 34||April 1, 2016||3||5:00||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Ricky Bandejas||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 43||November 1, 2014||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–1||Dennis Dombrow||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat 49||September 19, 2014||3||0:50||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Darren Mima||Decision (majority)||Ring of Combat 47||January 24, 2014||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
FAQs on Merab Dvalishvili
Q1. Who has Merab Dvalishvili lost to in the UFC?
Merab Dvalishvili has only lost to Frankie Saenz and Ricky Simon in the UFC.
Q2. How many fights has Merab Dvalishvili had in the UFC?
Merab Dvalishvili has had eleven fights in the UFC so far.
Q3. What is Merab Dvalishvili’s current rank in the UFC?
Merab Dvalishvili is currently the No.3 ranked contender in the bantamweight division of the UFC.
*Last updated on February 12, 2023.