On Sunday, March 12, live coverage of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: YAN vs. DVALISHVILI from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas was broadcast across Asia.
Second-ranked Petr Yan and third-ranked Merab Dvalishvili, both bantamweights, exploded out of their corners at the first sound of the bell, with Yan sniping punches and Dvalishvili constantly shooting. Dvalishvili increased his pressure with punches as the match went on, breaking the record most takedown attempts with 49. Dvalishvili was adamantly persistent, earning the decision.
"I am so proud now! It was very personal for me, but I tried so hard to keep it professional. And now, I was able to show my work. Petr called me 'zero'. Who's 'zero' now?! My style is difficult, I welcome anybody!,” Merab said after the win.
In their co-main event fight, heavyweights #8 Alexander Volkov and #14 Alexandr Romanov got right to work. Early on, Romanov forced Volkov to defend the takedown, but he paid the price. The referee stopped the fight after Volkov delivered a powerful right hand because there was no follow-up ground and pound. His 24th KO came from Volkov.
"I knew he was going to use all his strength in that takedown so I had to keep moving forward. I'd like to thank everyone who helped me with my wrestling. I'm ready for whoever UFC gives me. Call me out!,” Volkov noted.
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UFC Las Vegas Results
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