Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-03-11, good mma bout: Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Dvalishvili vs Yan is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 11th, at the The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), in a 5-round bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC Vegas 71 (also known as UFC Fight Night 221 or UFC on ESPN+ 79). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Petr Yan record
The former Ufc Bw champ Petr Yan entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-4-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 bantamweight in the world.
He won just one out of his last four bouts, against Cory Sandhagen in 2021 (Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen); after this match he has lost two fights both via controversial split decision, against current #1 Ufc Bw champion Aljamain Sterling (controversial split decision, Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan II) and against Sean O’Malley (Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley).
Merab Dvalishvili record
His opponent, the black belt in judo Merab Dvalishvili, has an official record of 15-4-0 (27% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the bantamweight division.
He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Frankie Saenz and Ricky Simon, but then he has collected eight victories beating Cody Stamann (Merab Dvalishvili vs Cody Stamann), Marlon Moraes (Marlon Moraes vs Merab Dvalishvili) and Jose Aldo in his last three (Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili).
Here is the UFC Vegas 71 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili
Alexander Volkov vs Alexander Romanov
Ryan Spann vs Nikita Krylov
Jonathan Martinez vs Said Nurmagomedov
Mario Bautista vs Guido Cannetti
Vitor Petrino vs Anton Turkalj
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Lukasz Brzeski vs Karl Williams
Raphael Assuncao vs Davey Grant
Sedriques Dumas vs Josh Fremd
Victor Henry vs Tony Gravely
JJ Aldrich vs Ariane Lipski
Tyson Nam vs Bruno Silva
Carlston Harris vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC Vegas 71 pre-fight press conference, featuring Merab Dvalishvili and Petr Yan!
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs Dvalishvili weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – spanish
Who won Yan vs Dvalishvili fight?
Merab Dvalishvili defeated Petr Yan via unanimous decision. Scores were 50–45, 50–45, 50–45.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 71 post-fight octagon interview of Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili.
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 71 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Merab Dvalishvili and Petr Yan (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 71 Fight of the Night: Vitor Petrino vs Anton Turkalj
UFC Vegas 71 Performance of the Night: Davey Grant, Bruno Gustavo da Silva