Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili fight preview

UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan will take on Merab ‘The Machine’ Dvalishvili in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 71 card.

In this post, we will break down Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Petr Yan is coming in with a 16-4-0 record. Yan will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Sean O’Malley at UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev in October.

Dvalishvili, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Jose Aldo on October 22, 2022 at UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards and holds a 15-4-0 record.

Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili
5′ 7″
5′ 6″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.

Petr Yan has an switch fighting stance with a 67 reach. The 33-year-old, Merab Dvalishvili is an orthodox fighter with a 68 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Petr Yan:
→ Yan’s striking accuracy is .
→ Yan lands 5.31 significant strikes per minute.
→ Yan’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Yan’s takedown average is 1.86 per 15 minutes.
→ Yan’s takedown defense is .

Yan comes in with striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.31 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Dvalishvili fires at accuracy, landing about 4.21 significant strikes per minute. Petr Yan also has a takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.86 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Dvalishvili’s 6.54 takedowns and takedown accuracy.

Merab Dvalishvili:
→ Dvalishvili’s striking accuracy is .
→ Dvalishvili lands 4.21 significant strikes per minute.
→ Dvalishvili’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Dvalishvili’s takedown average is 6.54 per 15 minutes.
→ Dvalishvili’s takedown defense is .

Merab spent on average minutes in the Octagon and Petr has an average fight time of minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 71 is live in , who do you think will win, Petr or Merab? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili
March 11, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada
Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili

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