Merab Dvalishvilli UFC Bantamweight looking to continue his three fight winning streak by defeating former Combate Americas Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Lopez with a exciting first round finish.
First round finish similar to his training partner and friend Aljamain Sterling. Merab trains at Serra-Long MMA Gym with Al Iaquinta, Aljamain Sterling and Chris Weidman. They talk about Merab’s work rate, Calling him a beast!
Living the American Dream as an immigrant from Georgia who fights for the premier MMA organization UFC.
“I want to stay with UFC and I want to fight the best guys, because I love this,” Dvalishvili said. “Nothing better than this. That’s all I want. I want to fight all my life and I love UFC. This is a dream, and this is very big deal for my country. I’m from Georgia. Georgia is small, beautiful country, and then I make proud a lot of people from Georgia – and I want to show young kids that if you work hard, the world hugs you. There’s nothing better than this.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/05/merab-dvalishvili-beat-up-choked-by-aljamain-sterling
Hard work will pay off when he’s rewarded a performance of the night bonus.
Training with Aljamain Sterling, Dvalishvili quickly learned how much he had to grow. “This is different. Woah I thought I am a good fighter,” he recalled. But Aljo, “he beat me up, he choke me.” And quickly taught the Georgian fighter what it would take to be in the big leagues.
Every day from that point, he worked at getting better. “I think now I’m a different level. I can fight every opponent in my weight class. I’m ready for everybody.”https://cagesidepress.com/2019/05/07/ufc-ottawa-merab-dvalishvili/
Since everything is coming along smoothly now in training for Merab he’ll become a problem to the Bantamweight division. Will see Merab show his best performance tonight.