UFC Combat Night time: Yan vs. Dvalishvili is headlined by a large combat within the bantamweight division between former champion Petr Yan and No. 3 ranked Merab Dvalishvili.
High bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley gave his breakdown of the matchup and his prediction for the out approaching his YouTube Channel.
“What I believe is so attention-grabbing about this combat is each of those guys beat Jose Aldo, however each beat him in very considerably other ways,” O’Malley mentioned. “Yan beat Aldo within the fifth. Form of broke him, out techniqued and out gassed him. He bought the job completed, completed him. 194 vital strikes in opposition to Aldo.
“Merab beat Aldo in a really completely different approach. He beat him with 57 punches. It was a three-round combat as nicely. Held him. Didn’t do a lot. It’s laborious to say. That’s how quite a lot of Marab’s fights go apart from Marlon Moraes. That combat was sick.”
Trying on the five-round match up between Yan and Dvalishvili, O’Malley considers Yan the higher throughout fighters, however that doesn’t at all times equate in a win.
“It’s going to be attention-grabbing. I don’t know if he (Yan) will be capable to harm Merab as a lot if Merab is on him the entire time,” mentioned O’Malley. “I believe we had been stunned with Petr’s wrestling the primary combat with Aljo (Aljamain Sterling), and Aljo got here out within the second spherical and was in a position to take him down, that his again.
“The suppose is, Aljo thinks wrestle to jiu-jitsu. Merab thinks wrestle, wrestle, wrestle,” continued O’Malley. “Will he be capable to try this in opposition to Petr Yan? I don’t know. That’s what’s so thrilling and we get to search out out. I believe Petr is total is a greater blended martial artist. Merab, he’s excellent. He’s nice, however I believe Merab has much less instruments, however the instrument that he does have can positively get him this win.”
Sean O’Malley’s official Yan vs. Dvalishvili prediction
“My official prediction, I’m taking Petr Yan within the fifth spherical. I believe it’s going to be a warfare,” mentioned O’Malley. “I preserve saying stuff after which I image Merab grabbing him and Petr making an attempt to get away. General I’m taking Petr Yan fifth spherical TKO.
“Petr’s one in all my favourite guys to look at combat. Clearly I’ve a really shut combat with him myself. It was shut.”