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Merab Dvalishvili crowned former champion Petr Yan with outstanding performance

Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili UFC Las Vegas Weigh-In Credit: Youtube/UFC

The bout of resentment that had been building up all week (and actually months before that) finally ended at Friday’s UFC Las Vegas weigh-in, with Petr Yan lashing out at Merab Dvalishvili.

Dvalishvili from Georgia cites Russian aggression Yan’s feud with Merab’s teammate Aljamain Sterling and the bet he accused former champion’s friend Anatoly Malykhin were just some of the factors behind Yan’s insult. Which created an eight-fight winning streak in a row tonight.

Whether anyone cares or not, Merab Dvalishvili is attending his first ever UFC main event at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, a territory the former champion is well acquainted with. And he held a press conference on Saturday night.

Yan refused to touch the glove before the action proceeded, although Merab offered. When the horn sounded, Merab immediately advanced, causing Yan to kneel and attack him. Yan quickly returned and Dwalishvili immediately returned to him. This time, Yan was still standing. But he was warned in due time by referee Herbdine who held out his finger.

Another attempt to capture Dvalishvili followed, with Yan stuffed in. Yan landed a kick to the body. The “Machine” launches into a subversion, holding onto Yan only the ex-champ can break free. Another takedown attempt showed Yan’s impressive balance, but Merab later connected with his right hand. Yan fired a low kick, but Merab’s own buckled Yan, who then had to parry. Another takedown attempt — but blasted off on braking. Ref Dean warns Yan again to stick his finger out.

Flip the script, Yan Ying takedown in the last minute of the round. But Dwalishvili easily overturned and finished the frame with control.

Yan to the body to open the second after a strong Dwalishvili open frame, then Merab took a takedown, briefly dragging Yan down before he scrambled up. A pair of leg kicks caused Yan to step back. And Merab fired several elbow shots as Yan covered himself. Yan’s mobility was absolutely hampered, and Dvalishvili switched levels and powered through two-legged kills, giving Yan power.

Yan had to give credit to him. escape back up and fight the next arrest attempt The Russian rider then caught the kick and left Dvalishvili on his back with less than two minutes remaining in the second stanza.

After two rounds, Merab Dvalishvili gained a foothold and led the attack. Yan Du will change that at the beginning of the 3rd second, attacking Merab’s legs. An exchange ensues and Dvalishvili pursues a grappled capture. He supported Yan up to the fence. Elbow shot while Yan takes cover Yan struggled with capture. and a moment later Yan shot wide, Dvalishvili took a short takedown. but was locked in for 2 minutes, with Yan battling the fence, Yan flipped back, only Merab to defend, chased Yan to the other side of the cage, he came back to Yan, who couldn’t shake Georgia, and dragged Yan down into the cage. the most

Dvalishvili caught Yan kicking Yan’s legs out from under him. His wrestling was intense, smackdown, and dominant; Yan freed himself and returned to range towards the end of the third round. But he trails behind in the fight being tricked by Merab.

The bantamweight duo exchanged kicks early in the fourth round before Dwalishvili tied Yan in a lockdown and took him down. Yan will escape and retreat. By relying on Dwalishwili—who used palm strikes to annoy Yan. Yan’s eyes were swollen. and he touched it It was obvious that Dvalishvili was annoyed if he was a bit late in the fourth round. Still speeding up the pace and setting the fight.

Toward the end of this round, Dvalishvili brought back a calf kick and hit Yan with an attack. In a mostly foot-played round, Merab Dvalishvili still won.

The fifth round made Petr Yan want a finish. Bless him. might Steal round one, possibly third round on the scorecard. As a matter of fact, Dvalishvili did not lose a single round. He wrestled early on, taking Yan to the fence while Matt Serra shouted from his corner for “Kneel again!” Time was an important factor for Petr Yan, who seemed unable to break away from Georgia. when he succeeds There were only three minutes remaining in that round.

Dvalishvili lunges to change levels and perform another massive takedown. Yan tried to stand up. braced himself against him. In the distance, Merab could still sustain himself. and walked forward with a step-in elbow. Merab put Petr Yan on his knees with 90 seconds remaining; Yan raised his head, as if questioning how the matter got to this point. Reserve and Dvalishvili landed a large right hand.

Dvalishvili never gave up until the final bell. Yan never had an answer. He won’t be fighting teammate Aljo, but Merab Dvalishvili made a statement at UFC Las Vegas: He’s a force to be reckoned with.

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Merab Dvalishvili def. Peter Jan via unanimous vote (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).

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