Merab Dvalishvili Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Merab Dvalishvili :

NameMerab Dvalishvili
Date of Birth10 January 1991
Age (2024)33 Years
Height5ft 5in
Professionrofessional mixed martial artist
Net Worth5-6 Million Dollars

Who is Merab Dvalishvili ?

Merab Dvalishvili, born on January 10, 1991, is a formidable Georgian professional mixed martial artist who has left an indelible mark in the world of combat sports. Rising to prominence in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dvalishvili has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Bantamweight division. As of February 20, 2024, he holds the prestigious position of #1 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

Merab Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili

Dvalishvili’s journey in the martial arts realm began in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, where he honed his skills in qartuli chidaoba (traditional wrestling), khridoli (traditional fighting), sambo, and judo for self-defense. His early training laid the foundation for a career that would later take him to the United States, where, at the age of 21, he embarked on the path to become a professional MMA fighter. Under the guidance of renowned coaches Ray Longo and Matt Serra, Dvalishvili fine-tuned his skills and entered the competitive world of mixed martial arts.

Commencing his MMA career in 2014, Dvalishvili fought under various promotions, including CFFC and the Ring of Combat, amassing an impressive record of 7–2 before making his UFC debut. Despite facing initial setbacks, such as a split decision loss to Frankie Saenz in December 2017, Dvalishvili persevered and showcased his resilience.

Facts about Merab Dvalishvili :

  • Merab Dvalishvili is a Georgian professional mixed martial artist (MMA fighter) born on January 10, 1991.
  • Currently (February 20, 2024), he holds the #1 ranking in the UFC’s bantamweight division.
  • He grew up in Tbilisi, Georgia, and trained in various martial arts for self-defense, including traditional wrestling and judo.
  • At 21, he moved to the USA to pursue a career in MMA.
  • Dvalishvili began his MMA career in 2014, competing in promotions like CFFC and Ring of Combat.
  • He had a 7-2 record before entering the UFC.
Merab Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili
  • In December 2017, he made his UFC debut against Frankie Saenz, losing by split decision.
  • His next two fights resulted in a loss (technical submission) and a win (unanimous decision).
  • One of his early UFC fights earned him the “Fight of the Night” award.
  • Dvalishvili is known for his wrestling prowess, holding the record for most takedowns attempted (49) and landed (79) in UFC history.
  • He has also achieved the second-highest total strikes landed (1736) in the UFC bantamweight division.
  • Interestingly, Dvalishvili holds the record for most unanimous decision wins (8) in the UFC bantamweight division (tied with Aljamain Sterling).
  • He has a long streak of victories (9), tying the record for the longest win streak in UFC bantamweight history.
  • Dvalishvili has won multiple fights by unanimous decision, showcasing his dominance in extended bouts.
  • In September 2021, he earned a “Performance of the Night” award for a comeback victory against Marlon Moraes.
  • Dvalishvili has defeated notable MMA fighters like José Aldo, a former UFC Featherweight Champion, and Petr Yan, a former UFC Bantamweight Champion.
  • His most recent victory (February 2024) came against Henry Cejudo, a former UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight Champion.
  • Beyond MMA, Dvalishvili has competed in Sambo, a grappling martial art, achieving second place at the World Sambo Championships.
  • However, he has also experienced losses in grappling competitions like Fury Pro Grappling and High Rollerz.
  • Despite these setbacks, Merab Dvalishvili remains a force to be reckoned with in both MMA and grappling.

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