The upcoming UFC bantamweight bout between Merab Dvalishvili and Yan will serve as a title elimination opportunity to challenge reigning champion Sterling.
VALLETTA, VALLETTA, MALTA, March 13, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Merab Dvalishvili is ready to catch Petr Yan. UFC Las Vegas will host the UFC Bantamweights this Saturday, March 11, 2023. Dvalishvili, riding an eight-fight winning streak, enters the first main event of his career. Ian, on the other hand, is aiming to end a two-fight losing streak that began with Dvalishvili’s best friend and teammate Aljamain Sterling, who is currently the champion.
Merab Dvalishvili is a professional mixed martial artist from Georgia who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight division. Currently holding 15 wins, 4 losses and zero draws, Dvalishvili currently boasts an impressive eight-fight winning streak. His relentless pressure, wrestling and training have made him a formidable opponent in the Octagon. Dvalishvili trains with his friend and reigning champion Aljamain Sterling at Team Serra/Longo.
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The fight between Dvalishvili and Ian will serve as a title eliminator, with the winner getting a chance to challenge Aljamaine Sterling for the championship belt. Ian is a former champion who lost his title due to a disqualification for an illegal knee strike against Sterling.
“For me, it’s more than just a fight. I have to fight for my people. It’s not personal, but whether we like it or not, it’s Russia vs. Georgia. I have to fight a lot, win and make my people happy. Me and my team have to prove that we are better.”
Dvalishvili also made remarks about his rival, saying:
“He’s a good family guy, but he’s not a modest guy. He’s not a big man, but it doesn’t matter how good a fighter you are, you have to be a good man. You have to treat people well. I don’t care if you are a good fighter or not, all I care about is being a good person for people and setting a good example.”
If Dvalishvili wins the fight against Ian, he will likely earn a title shot against his friend and teammate Sterling. Both Dvalishvili and Yan are ranked in the UFC’s top three flyweights, making this fight highly anticipated. Dvalishvili has expressed his desire to fight for the championship belt, and despite his friendship with Sterling, he is willing to put it aside for the opportunity. However, he also acknowledges Ian’s skills as a former champion and expects a tough fight.
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