UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili

UFC rankings: New top contender at bantamweight, former champ tumbles
UFC rankings: New top contender at bantamweight, former champ tumbles
Merab Dvalishvili got a big boost in the latest UFC rankings.
Steroids, Steroids Everywhere + Lots of Drops 2 Drink | ‘The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Weekly Guest Pod
Steroids, Steroids Everywhere + Lots of Drops 2 Drink | ‘The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Weekly Guest Pod
“A performance enhancer by any other name…” – Eugene S. Robinson 3.12.2023 Welcome to our weekly guest podcast, which fills our Wednesday Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network content slot. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it’s probably best described as a compelling MMA video podcast, with a smattering of social commentary & ramblings, as […]
UFC Stats Tracker 2023: Davey Grant joins a select group of UFC fighters with rare submission
UFC Stats Tracker 2023: Davey Grant joins a select group of UFC fighters with rare submission
On Saturday, Davey Grant joined a short list of fighters who have scored an inverted triangle submission under the UFC banner. Before Grant won his UFC Vegas 71 fight opposite Raphael Assuncao via that technique, only three other UFC competitors had scored submissions in that manner: Jordan Leavitt, Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Cole Miller. Miller was […]
‘I took a little something from Petr’ – Sean O’Malley feels for Yan after latest loss
‘I took a little something from Petr’ – Sean O’Malley feels for Yan after latest loss
Petr Yan’s recent run of results has been something of a shock to fans of the top-ranked UFC bantamweight. Following a fifth round TKO of former featherweight king Jose Aldo, Yan seemed primed to be a championship-level force in the bantamweight division for years to come. Jump forward three years and while Yan is still […]
Merab Dvalishvili reveals being denied top opponents for refusing to fight ‘brother’ Sterling
Merab Dvalishvili reveals being denied top opponents for refusing to fight ‘brother’ Sterling
Number three-ranked bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili is likely one of the next names in line for a shot at the undisputed 135-pound title. But since his close training partner Aljamain Sterling is the man to beat, the 32-year-old Georgian isn’t willing to make a fight happen. UFC president Dana White, however, isn’t a fan of […]
The Level Change Podcast 232: UFC Vegas 71 Rewind, Dana Warns Merab
The Level Change Podcast 232: UFC Vegas 71 Rewind, Dana Warns Merab
Welcome to The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes and Victor Rodriguez. The show features the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights; and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your […]
‘I know I can do better’ — Petr Yan addresses loss at UFC Las Vegas
‘I know I can do better’ — Petr Yan addresses loss at UFC Las Vegas
Petr Yan says he has a lot to improve on after UFC Vegas 71 this past Saturday. Yan suffered the most lopsided defeat of his career to Merab Dvalishvili, the Serra-Longo Fight Team staple who overwhelmed ‘No Mercy’ over the course of five rounds. Despite his attempts to slow the ‘Machine’ down, Yan struggled with […]
Biggest victory at UFC Vegas 71 goes unnoticed
Biggest victory at UFC Vegas 71 goes unnoticed
Most fight fans will remember UFC Las Vegas for Merab Dvalishvili’s dominant upset over former bantamweight champion Petr Yan Saturday. The Tbilisi-born Dvalishvili stood up to the Russian striker for five rounds, wrestling him into what he hopes will be a humbling defeat. For Dvalishvili — who remembers being bombed by Russians as a teen […]
UFC Vegas 71 stats review: Merab Dvalishvili crushes takedown attempt record
UFC Vegas 71 stats review: Merab Dvalishvili crushes takedown attempt record
Merab Dvalishvili’s game plan for his UFC Vegas 71 main event bout opposite former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan was clear before the first frame even ended. Dvalishvili wanted to use pressure via attempted takedowns and strikes to prevent Yan from getting the time and space he needed to mount any offense of his own. […]
UFC Vegas 71: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Unofficial Awards
UFC Vegas 71: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Unofficial Awards
I think we all knew Merab Dvalishvili was good. But none of us knew he was that good. In the main event of UFC Vegas 71, Dvalishvili manhandled former bantamweight champion Petr Yan in a way that no one else had before. While Yan had lost three of his previous four fights coming into the […]
MMA SQUARED: Let’s check in on Dana White’s perspective after the first season of Slap League
MMA SQUARED: Let’s check in on Dana White’s perspective after the first season of Slap League
Chris Rini Hey all, I strongly encourage you to join the new BloodyElbow Substack where I will be taking on a new role at BE: Art Director. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting my art studio via Patreon, where the rewards include a copy of my annual MMA book, The Fine Art of Violence. […]
Dana White to Dvalishvili: Turning down title fight against ‘friend’ Sterling is a ‘really bad idea’
Dana White to Dvalishvili: Turning down title fight against ‘friend’ Sterling is a ‘really bad idea’
With a win over former champion Petr Yan on Saturday at UFC Vegas 71, Merab Dvalishvili has inched his way closer to the top. Sitting on that spot, of course, is Aljamain Sterling, a close friend and training partner of Merab’s over at Serra-Longo in Long Island. During his Octagon interview with Daniel Cormier, Merab […]
UFC 286 Picks & UFC Vegas 71 Reactions | Care/Don’t Care Podcast
UFC 286 Picks & UFC Vegas 71 Reactions | Care/Don’t Care Podcast
It’s time for another one of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson, author of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Substack’, the upcoming “A Walk Across Dirty Water and Straight Into Murderer’s Row: A Memoir”, & the ‘Fight Book’, “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking But […]
UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili – Fights to make
UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili – Fights to make
UFC Vegas 71 had the look of a fantastic Fight Night card on paper, and it delivered quite well on that promise. Merab Dvalishvili firmly announced himself as a title contender with a dominating win over Petr Yan in the main event. While Alexander Volkov and Nikita Krylov slammed the door on rising talents in […]
Longtime UFC and WEC veteran Raphael Assunção announces retirement after UFC Las Vegas
Longtime UFC and WEC veteran Raphael Assunção announces retirement after UFC Las Vegas
Raphael Assunção has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Following his third-round submission loss to Davey Grant on the preliminary portion of UFC Las Vegas on Saturday, the Brazilian removed his gloves and tossed them on the canvas. In his post-fight interview with UFC color commentator Daniel Cormier, Assunção confirmed this was his final […]
UFC Vegas 71: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Winners and Losers
UFC Vegas 71: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Winners and Losers
Overwhelming is an apt description of Merab Dvalishvili’s win over Petr Yan in the main event of UFC Vegas 71 on Saturday.  Dvalishvili opened the fight by putting pressure on the former UFC bantamweight champion and never took his foot off the gas. In the first two rounds of the five-round contest, Dvalishvili attempted 142 […]
UFC Vegas 71 post-fight bonuses: Grant pulls off inverted triangle, puts Assunção to sleep
UFC Vegas 71 post-fight bonuses: Grant pulls off inverted triangle, puts Assunção to sleep
UFC Las Vegas was a solid event. The bantamweight headliner was entertaining, the the heavyweight co-headliner ended quickly. The preliminary portion of the card started with Carlston Harris returning to the win column with a unanimous decision against Jared Gooden. After trading on the feet in the first round, ‘Moçambique’ went to the ground and […]
UFC Vegas 71: ‘Yan vs Dvalishvili’ | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
UFC Vegas 71: ‘Yan vs Dvalishvili’ | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
Bloody Elbow fight expert, Zane Simon & his co-hort Eddie Mercado recorded for you on Saturday, March 11th, 2023, with a breakdown of the UFC Vegas 71: ‘Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili’ massive, action-packed 13-bout card, from the Theatre at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, […]
‘Walked through him’ – Twitter reacts to Volkov’s KO of Romanov at UFC Vegas 71
‘Walked through him’ – Twitter reacts to Volkov’s KO of Romanov at UFC Vegas 71
In a quick fight at UFC Vegas 71’s co-main event, Alexander Volkov scored another knockout victory. Paired up against rising Alexandr Romanov, ‘Drago’ was able to handle his opponent’s grappling skills and imposed his will to score a first-round TKO win just a bit over two minutes into the second round. On Twitter, pro fighters […]
UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili results and analysis
UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili results and analysis
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, and play-by-play (main event) as UFC Vegas 71: Yan vs. Dvalishvili event goes down from the the Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event for this fight night will take place in the bantamweight division, with former champion Petr Yan taking […]
Merab Dvalishvili shuts out Petr Yan in main event – UFC Vegas 71 full results, video highlights
Merab Dvalishvili shuts out Petr Yan in main event – UFC Vegas 71 full results, video highlights
Stay up to date with what’s happening today at UFC Vegas 71, which is not going down from APEX facility, rather The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ve got top-5 bantamweights gracing the UFC Vegas 71 main event when the former champion, Petr Yan, gets it on with the UFC’s #3 rated […]
UFC Vegas 71 community picks and predictions (NEW!)
UFC Vegas 71 community picks and predictions (NEW!)
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Video: Petr Yan pops Merab Dvalishvili in neck during heated UFC weigh-ins
Video: Petr Yan pops Merab Dvalishvili in neck during heated UFC weigh-ins
It looks like Merab Dvalishvili has succeeded in getting under Petr Yan’s skin. The longtime Team Serra-Longo talent looked to make things personal early in fight week with his statement that he wanted to take out Petr Yan as a symbol of his anger of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. “This is personal for me,” […]
UFC Vegas 71 staff picks and predictions: Can Yan rebound with a win?
UFC Vegas 71 staff picks and predictions: Can Yan rebound with a win?
We are back at the APEX for this week’s UFC card. This time around it will be former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan versus Merab Dvalishvili (best bud of current champion Aljamain Sterling). The co-main event has Alexander Volkov vs. Alexandr Romanov in a heavyweight clash. There’s also Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann at light […]
UFC Vegas 71: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili preview – Will the ex-champ snap his skid?
UFC Vegas 71: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili preview – Will the ex-champ snap his skid?
Most of the Fight Nights in the last year or that have been of the caliber of UFC Vegas 71, have been the events that saw the UFC leave Sin City. Then again, this event isn’t taking place in the Apex, so this may not just be the exception to the rule. It also benefitted […]
UFC Vegas 71 weigh-ins: Two fighters miss weight by a combined 14 lbs!
UFC Vegas 71 weigh-ins: Two fighters miss weight by a combined 14 lbs!
The UFC is back in the APEX facility this weekend with a card headlined by two of the best bantamweights in the promotion. At UFC Vegas 71 former champion Petr Yan will be taking on Merab Dvalishvili. Yan lost his belt to Aljamain Sterling in his first defense and then failed to get it back […]
The Level Change Podcast 231: UFC Fight Night preview, Jake Paul running for his life
The Level Change Podcast 231: UFC Fight Night preview, Jake Paul running for his life
Welcome to The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes and Victor Rodriguez. The show features the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights; and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your […]
UFC Vegas 71 preview: Can 40-year-old Raphael Assuncao pull out one more win?
UFC Vegas 71 preview: Can 40-year-old Raphael Assuncao pull out one more win?
While it is being labeled UFC Vegas 71, it should be noted this event isn’t actually taking place in Las Vegas. It’s taking place in nearby Paradise, Nevada. Of course, a good chunk of the Vegas strip is in Paradise, so there’s a large chunk of people who would say it’s the “same difference.” The […]