Merab Dvalishvili is expected to make a swift recovery following a recent surgery on his hand. The Georgian athlete, who boasts an impressive nine-fight winning streak in the UFC, has already begun his recuperation and recently shared a video of himself grappling with teammates despite wearing a cast on his injured hand. According to his representative, Oren Hodak from KO Reps, Dvalishvili will be required … Continue reading Merab Dvalishvili likely out of commission for 3-4 months after undergoing surgery on his hand
Aljamain Sterling, the UFC bantamweight champion, has given his verbal nod to his fight against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292. However, concerns remain about whether he will be physically ready for it. Sterling highlighted the nagging injuries that he sustained during his win over Henry Cejudo at UFC 288. “I’m still injured, like with my legs banged up,” Sterling said. “My bicep still sucks. [I’m] … Continue reading Aljamain Sterling expresses caution regarding his participation in UFC 292 due to persistent injuries
Sean O’Malley was left in good spirits despite being the target of a playful prank by Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 288. The incident occurred during a tense faceoff between O’Malley and bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, after Sterling had successfully defended his title against Henry Cejudo. O’Malley had entered the octagon wearing a Michael Jackson-inspired jacket which he removed during the faceoff, at which point Dvalishvili … Continue reading Sean O’Malley found it entertaining that Merab Dvalishvili took his jacket during UFC 288 and quipped, “Maybe I’ll send it to him”
Mixed martial arts fighter Henry Cejudo seems to have reached a decision regarding the future of his fighting career. Following a comeback fight after a three-year layoff, Cejudo fought and lost a split decision to reigning bantamweight titleholder Aljamain Sterling. While Cejudo did not commit to retiring or competing further immediately after the fight, he is not going into retirement and is, in fact, targeting … Continue reading Henry Cejudo challenges Merab Dvalishvili for a matchup at UFC Boston
Aljamain Sterling has continued to hold his position as the champion of the bantamweight division in the UFC. However, after the outcome of UFC 288, everyone is questioning where Henry Cejudo stands now. The former two-division titleholder lost a very close split decision on his return to MMA after a break of three years. He was able to come close to grabbing the title from … Continue reading Has Henry Cejudo reclaimed his top 5 bantamweight ranking after a close defeat in UFC 288?
Aljamain Sterling continued his streak of defying the odds by successfully defending his UFC title against former two-division champion, Henry Cejudo, in the main event of UFC 288. It was a closely contested bout, with Sterling showcasing his striking and grappling skills to secure a victory that was deemed just enough by two of the judges, who scored the bout 48-47 in Sterling’s favor, while … Continue reading Aljamain Sterling clinches victory over Henry Cejudo in UFC 288 main event, engages in intense faceoff with Sean O’Malley
At UFC 288, tensions rose between Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling after Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo. O’Malley, who is shaping up to be a top contender at bantamweight, exchanged heated words with Sterling, and Sterling’s teammate Merab Dvalishvili joined in by taking O’Malley’s jacket. Fortunately, security stepped in before an altercation could occur. During the confrontation, O’Malley repeatedly insulted Sterling’s physical appearance and challenged him … Continue reading During a faceoff with Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili took Sean O’Malley’s jacket, resulting in a scuffle
The much-awaited UFC 288 event featured reigning bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, and the returning Henry Cejudo. Fight enthusiasts hoped that this face-off would end the age-old debate about the best 135-pound fighter in the world. Cejudo, a former UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion, had won his last fight against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May 2020 before announcing his retirement from the sport. In … Continue reading Top fighters in the UFC praise Aljamain Sterling’s victory over Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, stating that Sterling emerged unscathed
Aljamain Sterling, the reigning bantamweight champion, is faced with the knowledge that his days in the division are limited. Though he is slated to defend his title against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, Sterling openly admits that he will inevitably make the move up to 145 pounds. Sterling shares that this transition might occur sooner than he initially anticipated with close friend Merab Dvalishvili propelling … Continue reading Aljamain Sterling expected to move up from bantamweight following two upcoming bouts
After defeating Marlon Vera at UFC San Antonio, Cory Sandhagen hoped for an advantageous position. Even after a convincing win, he still waits for the coming championship fight between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, with Sean O’Malley patiently waiting as the likely next No. 1 contender. Prior to the fight, Sandhagen intended to call out O’Malley but changed his attention to Dvalishvili … Continue reading Cory Sandhagen wants to take on Merab Dvalishvili next rather than following the simplest route to attain UFC championship
At UFC Las Vegas last Saturday, Dvalishvili delivered a dominant performance against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan, which would typically earn him a shot at the title. However, his friendship with the current champion, Aljamain Sterling, has caused both fighters to reject the idea of a fight. This has become a point of contention for UFC President Dana White, who considers Dvalishvili’s loyalty to be … Continue reading Despite Dana White’s warning, Merab Dvalishvili maintains his reluctance to fight Aljamain Sterling, whom he considers a friend and a brother
In the UFC Las Vegas main event, Merab Dvalishvili put on a dominant performance against former champion Petr Yan, showcasing why he might just be the best bantamweight fighter without a title belt. Dvalishvili broke a record with 48 takedown attempts over five rounds, mixing in heavy boxing combinations with an unrelenting wrestling attack that left Yan unable to find any offense of his own. … Continue reading The main event at UFC Las Vegas saw Merab Dvalishvili put on a masterclass performance, thoroughly dominating Petr Yan from start to finish.