Merab Dvalishvili to Return to UFC Action Much Sooner Than Expected

Published 01/10/2021, 12:22 PM EST


UFC has booked an important bout in the bantamweight division. Cody Stamann will fight Merab Dvalishvili at the February 6 card in a yet undisclosed UFC Fight Night.

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Stamann is coming off a loss against Jimmie Rivera. ‘The Spartan’ won his bout at UFC 250 against Brian Kelleher, despite losing his brother a week prior. It was a show of tremendous professionalism on his part. UFC’s commentator Joe Rogan also paid his respects to Stamann for his exemplary gesture.

Dvalishvili, on the other hand, is on a roll recently. He is undefeated since 2018 and has racked up five decision wins. His last win came over veteran John Dodson at UFC 252. ‘The Machine’ will be looking to carry on upon his impressive run at his next outing to the Octagon.

The fight was originally scheduled for UFC’s December 5 card, but that did not materialize. But the UFC didn’t want to cancel this exciting match up and have fixed a new date for the fight.

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Petr Yan of Russia stands in his corner prior to his bantamweight bout against Douglas Silva de Andrade of Brazil during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The bantamweight division is totally stacked at the moment. There are some important upcoming fights coming up too. Petr Yan will defend his title against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259. Moreover, Pedro Munhoz is set to clash with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 258 in a rematch between the two.

Cody Stamann and Merab Dvalishvili will be looking to make the most of this opportunity

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In a stacked division, both fighters are looking to springboard in the rankings. A win will certainly help each promising contender. However, a loss will backtrack both.

It remains to be seen who can make the most out of this fight. Both fighters have a massive 20 decision wins between them. So, one can expect the fight to go the full 3 rounds.

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Who do you think comes out triumphant in the important bantamweight clash?

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