Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili focused for UFC 266 on Sept. 25
Merab Dvalishvili will get the matchup he hoped for.
Dvalishvili (13-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is focused to fulfill former title challenger Marlon Moraes at UFC 266 on Sept. 25. A venue and site haven’t but been introduced for this card.
MMA Junkie confirmed the reserving with an individual with data of the matchup after it was introduced by Dvalishvili’s coach Ray Longo on the Anik Florian Podcast.
Following his win over Cody Stamann in Might, Dvalishvili talked about that the UFC was seeking to match him up with Moraes, an concept that bought him excited. The Georgian fighter has received his previous six in a row and can look to enter the higher echelon of the division when he takes on a former title challenger.
Moraes (23-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) is at the moment enduring the roughest stretch of his profession having misplaced three of his previous 4. After rebounding from his bantamweight title loss to Henry Cejudo with a win over former featherweight king Jose Aldo at UFC 245, Moraes has dropped two straight stoppage losses to Cory Sandhagen, and most lately Rob Font at UFC Combat Night time 183 in December.
With the addition, the UFC 266 lineup now consists of:
Champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira – for mild heavyweight title