Merab Dvalishvili

Merab Dvalishvili’s journey from being beat up and choked out by Aljamain Sterling

nt" OTTAWA, Ontario – For Merab Dvalishvili, competing in the UFC is a chance to do what he loves. But it is also an opportunity to serve as inspiration for those in his native country of Georgia. Dvalishvili (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who held both the U.S. and Georgian...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Francis Ngannou and UFC Fight Night 141’s other winning fighters?

Francis Ngannou reemerged as a threat in the UFC heavyweight division Saturday when he defeated Curtis Blaydes in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 141. After winning the first fight by doctor stoppage nearly three years ago, Ngannou (12-3 MMA, 7-2 MMA) needed just 45 seconds to defeat Blaydes...

MMAjunkie’s ‘Fight of the Month’ for April: Lightweight contenders live up to the hype

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best fights from April 2018: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for April. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we...

Merab Dvalishvili ‘still in shock’ from questionable UFC Atlantic City loss to Ricky Simon

Several days have passed since his controversial loss to Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night 128, but Merab Dvalishvili is still trying to pick up the pieces and figure out what happened. In what was seemingly a first in UFC history, Simon (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was awarded a...

Augusto Mendes flagged for possible USADA violation, removed from UFC Fight Night 128

Next month’s UFC Fight Night 128 lineup has received a hit because of a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency violation, UFC officials today announced. Augusto Mendes has been pulled from a bantamweight bout with Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night 128 after Mendes was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for...

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