Merab Dvalishvili out-wrestles, dominates Gustavo Lopez

Derrick Santistevan

Merab Dvalishvili and Gustavo Lopez (Picture by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Images)

UFC Vegas 2: Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez wrap-up.

Merab Dvalishvili beat Gustavo Lopez by means of consentaneous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) at UFC Vegas 2 on Saturday, June 13, 2020, live from the UFC Peak in Las Vegas, NV.

Dvalishvili protected a UFC bantamweight record 13 takedowns en path to a consentaneous decision success over the late-notice replacementLopez With the win, Dvalishvili extends his present win streak to 4 battles.

“I’m ready for war… I got one day’s notice, new opponent,” stated Dvalishvili following the excellent success. Dvalishvili then required a battle with fellow rising bantamweight Sean O’Malley.

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez round 1

Lopez patiently landed a leg and advanced kick early in theround Dvalishvili addressed with among his own prior to acquiring Lopez’s back on the feet. Lopez protected well and went back to openspace Lopez landed a right-hand man and whiffed big on a follow- up. Dvalishvili landed a best punch and once again made his method to Lopez’s back, protecting a takedown, landing in Lopez’s guard. Lopez rushed to his feet however was once again removed. Dvalishvili discovered success with strikes from leading position to close the round.

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez round 2

Dvalishvili opened the round with a set of punches landing onLopez Dvalishvili landed an overhand right straight into a tidy takedown, landing in Lopez’s guard with simply under 4 minutes to work. Dvalishvili entered side control where he pinned Lopez flat on his back. Dvalishvili relocated to scarf hold, squeezing tight on Lopez’s head while assaulting an armbar with his legs. Ultimately, Lopez returned and left to his feet. Dvalishvili rapidly went back to a wrestling attack, taking Lopez to the mat a number of times in the final minute of the round prior to Lopez rushed to his feet.

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez round 3

Dvalishvili peppered Lopez with kicks on the outside to start theround Dvalishvili landed a takedown a minute into the round, protecting leading position inside Lopez’s guard. Lopez worked his method back to his feet after consuming a big hammerfist fromDvalishvili Dvalishvili rapidly protected a takedown, briefly taking Lopez’s back prior to the fighters once again went back to their feet, however once again Dvalishvili protected another takedown. With a minute staying, Dvalishvili took Lopez’s back, however Lopez utilized it to rush to his feet. Dvalisvhili protected yet another takedown to finish the round.

Lopez is the ruling Combate Americas bantamweight champ, however after accepting the battle with Dvalishvili on simply days notification, his future seems with the UFC. He entered this bout riding a three-fight win streak, all surfaces.

Dvalishvili was likewise on a three-fight win streak, after losing his first 2 UFC looks. Dvalishvili was initially set up to deal with Ray Borg prior to Borg withdrew due to individual factors.

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