To defeat Merab Dvalishvili, Petr Yan must use his striking technique and not try to compete with the Georgian fighter in grappling and wrestling, legendary referee John McCarthy is sure.
“Merab vs Jan is a fantastic fight,” Big John said in a recent episode of his podcast. “Definitely these are two contrasting styles and it will all depend on whether Merab can use his grappling advantage and transfer Jan as it is clear that he is a much better grappler. Plus, Merab keeps the pace and applies pressure throughout the fight.”
“As for Peter, he needs to win exchanges in the standing position. He must hit so that Merab feels his blows. So that he misses, rushes for takedowns. Anyway, I already like this fight. It’s number two versus number three.”
Recall that the fight in the bantamweight division between Peter Yan and Merab Dvalishvili will be the main event of the UFC Fight Night 221 tournament, which will be held on March 11 in Las Vegas.