Tonight’s UFC Las Vegas event was headlined by a key bantamweight matchup featuring Petr Yan taking on Merab Dvalishvili.
Petr Yan (16-5 MMA) had entered tonight’s headliner with hopes of snapping a two-fight losing skid. The former bantamweight champion was coming off back-to-back split decision losses against Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling respectively.
Meanwhile, Merab Dvalishvili (16-4 MMA) entered the contest sporting an eight-fight winning streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 278. ‘The Machine’ had not tasted defeat since April of 2018 when he suffered a submission loss to Ricky Simon.
Tonight’s UFC Las Vegas main event begins proved to be a coming out party for Merab Dvalishvili. ‘The Machine’ dominated Petr Yan for all five rounds, using a crazy pace to frustrate and overwhelm the former bantamweight title holder. After twenty-five minutes of frantic activity, Merab was awarded the unanimous decision win.
Official UFC Las Vegas Result: Merab Dvalishvili def. Petr Yan by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
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Post-fight reaction to Merab Dvalishvili defeating Petr Yan at UFC Las Vegas:
Merab Dvalishvili extended his undefeated run to 9-0 with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC Fight Night 221.
From the outset, ‘The Machine’ pushed the pace and exhausted his opponent with relentless pressure. Yan was unable to keep up with Dvalishvili’s pressure and faded radically in the championship rounds.
The Georgian now ties Demetrious Johnson in second place for the most successful takedowns landed in UFC history (74).
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