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Tbilisi, Georgia’s Merab Dvashvili earns 4th UFC win, decisions Gustavo Lopez at ‘UFC Vegas 2’ in Nevada

'UFC Vegas 2' fight card

Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili, 29, of Tbilisi, Georgia was one of the winners at “UFC Vegas 2.” It was the Georgian mixed martial artist fourth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 10 MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 2” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on June 13, 2020. In the fourth bout of the evening, Dvalishvili fought Gustavo Lopez, 30, of Wapato, Washington, USA at a catch weight of 140 lbs.

After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Mark Smith raised the hand of Dvalishvili, who was declared as the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “UFC Vegas 2” improved the professional MMA record of Dvalishvili to 11 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Lopez now has 11 wins and 5 losses.

The UFC held “UFC Vegas 2” while the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was still ongoing in the U.S. Here are the details of the 140 lbs catchweight contest between Dvalishvili and Lopez.

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

FIGHTERS

1. Canada 1.Charles “Air” Jourdain
2. Georgia 1. Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili
3. Italy 1. Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori
4. Kazakhstan 1. Mariya Agapova
5. United States
  1. Andre “Touchy” Fili
  2. Anthony “Aquaman” Ivy
  3. Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa
  4. Christian “The Beast” Aguilera
  5. Cynthia Calvillo
  6. Gina “Danger” Mazany
  7. Gustavo Lopez
  8. Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers
  9. Jessica “Evil” Eye
  10. Jordan Espinosa
  11. Julia “Raging Panda” Avila
  12. Karl “Baby K” Roberson
  13. Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar
  14. Mark “The Bumblebee” De La Rosa
  15. Tyson Nam
6.  Uzbekistan 1. Zarrukh “The Lion” Adashev

Bout #: 4 of 10

Blue Corner

  • Name: Gustavo Lopez
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Wapato, Washington, USA
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 11 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 0 win, 0 loss
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC Vegas 2”: N/A

Red Corner

  • Name: Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 11 wins, 4 losses
  • UFC record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 3 win, 2 losses
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC Vegas 2”: Terrion Ware, Brad Katona, Casey Kenney

Result

  • Division: Catchweight (140 lbs)
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Winner: MERAB DVASHVILI 
  • Method: Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
  • Time and Round: 5:00 of Round 3

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