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Long Island, NY
United States

Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
128855
Old ID
641981
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Merab-Dvalishvili

Tbilisi
Georgia

Athlete Ranking
3020
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Athlete Stat
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900
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542
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93
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200
654
43
69
45
53
80.00
45.35
7.80
0.00
37.11
0.20
3.84
2.36
57.55
Strengths
Judo, striking
Date of Birth
1991-01-10
Bio Facts
  • Pro since 2014

 

  • Two wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)

 

  • Has won eightof his last 10

 

  • One first round finish

 

  • Discovered on Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight series
Fightmetric ID
3020
"The Machine"
Merab Dvalishvili
23
29
66.00
135.00
68.00
38.00

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2010 because I love to fight. I did Judo/Sambo for seven years before transitioning to MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Ring of Combat champion

Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is the most prestigious organization to fight for and it is a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished college in Georgia for Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? Construction

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Georgian (GEO) sambo champion and European Youth sambo championship bronze medalist. Georgian Champion in amateur MMA. (USA) Battle in the South champion in amateur MMA.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo

Favorite Striking technique: High kick

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