Breaking – The Russian Petr Yan will be Merab Dvalishvili’s future opponent in the UFC Bantamweight division.
The Las Vegas Review Journal has more on this. Merab Dvalishvili verified the information to Setanta Sports.
The fight between Georgian and Russian fighters will be the main event of UFC Vegas 71, which will take place on March 12 in Las Vegas, at Virgin Hotels theater, with up to 4500 fans in attendance.
Dvalishvili vs Yan – Georgia vs Russia
Obviously, the bout pits Georgia against Russia, not just two exceptional bantamweights. MMA fans are already discussing it. The encounter is probably the most interesting.
Petr Yan is 0-2 in his last two fights. In 2022, the Russian fighter competed twice – the first time, in a championship rematch against Aljamain Sterling, and later, he lost to Sean O’Malley.
Unlike the Russian fighter, no one could stop Merab Dvalishvili for eight fights, and he eventually gave up the fight against Ricky Simon in 2018 due to questionable decision by the referees. Merab beat the legendary and one of the greatest Jose Aldo in his most recent fight.
It is notable that the Georgian combatant never shies away from discussing Russian aggression and occupation, and continually reminds the international media that Russia occupies 20% of Georgia.
Where and how to watch Dvalishvili vs Yan
The fight between Merab Dvalishvili and Petr Yan will be broadcasted live on setantasports.com.
In addition, Setanta Sports’ international partner is a UFC fighter from Georgia. On August 30, last year, the deal was inked at Stamba Hotel between the highly rated Georgian athlete and the region’s main media.