Merab Dvalishvili - Official UFC® Profile
Merab
Dvalishvili
8-3-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 8-3-0
Summary: Judo, striking

Fighter Info

From: Tbilisi Georgia
Fights Out Of: Long Island, New York United States
Age: 28
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 68"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
595
38% Successful
225
Types of Successful Strikes
0
225
49% Standing
16%
36% Ground
110
35
80
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
62
44% Successful
27
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
7
0
Takedown Defense
80
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Merab Dvalishvili
UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
May 4, 2019
32
55
0
5
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Merab Dvalishvili
Sep 15, 2018
62
8
5
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Merab Dvalishvili
Apr 21, 2018
61
34
6
2
0
1
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Loss
Merab Dvalishvili
Dec 9, 2017
58
47
0
11
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: Warm up with kickboxing, followed by jiu-jitsu, ending with light workout
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2010 because I love to fight. I did Judo/Sambo for seven years before transitioning to MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Ring of Combat champion

Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is the most prestigious organization to fight for and it is a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished college in Georgia for Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? Construction

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Georgian (GEO) sambo champion and European Youth sambo championship bronze medalist. Georgian Champion in amateur MMA. (USA) Battle in the South champion in amateur MMA.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo

Favorite Striking technique: High kick

  • Pro since 2014
  • Two wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)
  • Has won seven of his last nine
  • One first round finish
  • Discovered on Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight series

Career

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