|Born||January 10, 1991|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Long Island, New York, United States|
|Team||Serra-Longo Fight Team|
|Trainer||Ray Longo and Matt Serra.|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Dvalishvili grew up in Tbilisi, Georgia. He started training in qartuli chidaoba (traditional wrestling) and khridoli (transitional fighting), Sambo and judo when he was young for self-defense and moved to the United States when he was 21 years old to become a professional MMA fighter. He trains under Ray Longo and Matt Serra.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||10 wins||4 losses|
|Win||10–4||Casey Kenney||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2||15 February 2020||3||5:00||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||9–4||Brad Katona||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy||4 May 2019||3||5:00||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8–4||Terrion Ware||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik||15 September 2018||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||7–4||Ricky Simon||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee||21 April 2018||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||7–3||Frankie Saenz||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega||9 December 2017||3||5:00||Fresno, California, United States|
|Win||7–2||Raufeon Stots||KO (spinning backfist)||Ring of Combat 59||2 June 2017||1||0:15||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Defended the Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||6–2||Sukhrob Aydarbekov||Submission (armbar)||Ring of Combat 58||24 February 2017||2||N/A||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Won the vacant Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||5–2||Tony Gravely||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 57||18 November 2016||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–2||Paul Grant||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 56||23 September 2016||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Return to Bantamweight.|
|Win||3–2||Matt Tullos||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 36||10 June 2016||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||2–2||Geoffrey Then||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 34||1 April 2016||3||5:00||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Ricky Bandejas||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 43||1 November 2014||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–1||Dennis Dombrow||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat 49||19 September 2014||3||0:50||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Darren Mima||Decision (majority)||Ring of Combat 47||24 January 2014||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bantamweight debut.|
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- "Merab Dvalishvili | Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat | Next Generation of Mixed Martial Arts!". Merab Dvalishvili | Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat | Next Generation of Mixed Martial Arts!.
- "LI's Dvalishvili to debut at UFC Fresno". Newsday.
- "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Frankie Saenz outworks Merab Dvalishvili for split decision". MMA Junkie. 10 December 2017.
- MMAjunkie, Matt Erickson. "Fighter Ricky Simon wins by TKO after final bell at UFC Fight Night 128". USA TODAY.
- DNA, MMA. "Cage Fury FC Kampioen Jared Gordon tekent UFC contract MMA DNA". Retrieved 2019-11-20.
- "UFC Fight Night 136 results: Merab Dvalishvili mauls Terrion Ware, calls for fight with Sean O'Malley". MMA Junkie. 15 September 2018.
- "Winnipeg bantamweight Brad Katona added to UFC Vancouver card - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
- Pearson, Andrew (4 May 2019). "Merab Dvalishvili Defeats Katona Via Wrestling". MMAmania.com.
- Staff (2019-12-19). "Bantamweight clash between Casey Kenney and Merab Dvalishvili for UFC Rio Rancho". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-12-19.(in Dutch)
- Evanoff, Josh (2020-02-15). "UFC Rio Rancho Results: Merab Dvalishvili Dominates Casey Kenney". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
- "Merab Dvalishvili MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog.