Henry Cejudo, who, after Merab Dvalishvili’s victory over Petr Yan, offered to appoint the Georgian fighter as a reserve participant in his title confrontation with Aljamain Sterling, does not consider the first number of the bantamweight division to be a dangerous opponent.
“Aljamain and Merab are monotonous fighters, they always do the same thing,” MMAJunkie quotes “Triple Champion”. “You know that Dvalishvili will put pressure, try to carry out takedowns. That is why a guy like Merab will be easy money for me. I would hurt this dude. I would let him go to his feet, hang on him with all my weight, and then move him down and break him.
Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 221 in Las Vegas, Merab Dvalishvili scored one of the most significant victories of his career, winning a five-round unanimous decision over former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan, and a title fight between Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling will headline UFC 288 in Newark on May 6.