Merab Dvalishvili - Updated Feb 2024

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Tbilisi, Georgia

Merab Dvalishvili

Merab Dvalishvili is a famous professional mixed martial artist from Georgia. Merab Dvalishvili is popular for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Bantamweight division. Moreover, Dvalishvili is ranked second in the UFC bantamweight rankings as of August 22, 2023.

Early Life and Childhood

Merab Dvalishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on January 10, 1991. He is 33 years old with the zodiac sign Capricorn. Dvalishvili holds Georgian nationality while his ethnicity is unknown. Besides that, Dvalishvili has not revealed any information concerning his parents or siblings.

He began training in Sambo, judo, qartuli Chidaoba (traditional wrestling), and Khridoli (traditional fighting) when he was young for self-defense.

At the age of 21, he immigrated to the United States to pursue a career as a professional MMA fighter. Ray Longo and Matt Serra are his coaches.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Dvalishvili began his MMA career in 2014 and competed in the Ring of Combat among other promotions. Before taking part in the UFC competition, he compiled a 7-2 record.

At UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega on December 9, 2017, Dvalishvili faced Frankie Saenz in his UFC debut. He lost by a razor-thin margin.

He competed against Ricky Simón on April 21, 2018, at UFC Fight Night in a Barboza vs. Lee bout. In the final ring, he lost through technical submission. He won the Fight of the Night prize for this battle.

On September 15, 2018, Terrion Ware and Dvalishvili squared off at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik. By a unanimous decision, he won the contest.

Merab Dvalishvili

Caption: Merab Dvalishvili after winning the match source: UFC.

Further, On May 4, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy, Dvalishvili squared off against Brad Katona.

Casey Kenney and Dvalishvili fought at UFC Fight Night 167 on February 15, 2020. He was declared the winner by a unanimous vote. He received a unanimous decision victory.

At UFC 252, Dvalishvili fought John Dodson on August 15, 2020. He won the contest by a unanimous decision.

More about his career

Dvalishvili and Cody Stamann were supposed to fight on December 5, 2020, during UFC on ESPN 19. On October 22, it was revealed that Stamann had withdrawn for an unspecified cause, and Raoni Barcelos had taken his place.

Furthermore, On September 25, 2021, Dvalishvili also competed against Marlon Moraes at UFC 266. Dvalishvili battled back and won the bout through TKO in round two after being knocked down and nearly finished in round one. He received the Performance of the Night award for his triumph.

Dvalishvili faced former UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo on August 20, 2022, at UFC 278. He won the fight by a unanimous decision.

Net Worth 2024

Merab Dvalishvili has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $1.8 million as of 2023. However, Dvalishvili has yet to be a part of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Regarding his personal life, Merab Dvalishvili has not shared any details concerning his relationship or love life. It seems that Dvalishvili is more serious about his UFC career and doesn’t like to share his info with the media.

Since there is no data regarding his relationship status, we can assume that Merab might be single and unmarried at this instant.

Body Measurements

Merab Dvalishvili is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm/1.68 m) and weighs around 61 kg (135 lbs). In addition, Dvalishvili has a green pair of eyes and light brown hair color.

Merab Dvalishvili

Caption: Merab Dvalishvili posing for a photo source: UFC.

Merab Dvalishvili – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @merab.dvalishvili with 262K followers. He also has 48.5K followers on Twitter and 192K followers on Facebook.