The 2 bantamweights, who are vying for prime contention, will sq. off Dec. 5 at a UFC Fight Evening tournament anticipated to occur at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
After defeating Brian Kelleher in June at UFC 250, Stamann (19-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jimmie Rivera resplendent a month later at UFC on ESPN 13 and must perceive to rebound towards the streaking Dvalishvili (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
And whereas Stamann respects Dvalishvili’s cardio and in-cage expertise, he’s not too concerned with his antics.
“I believe per chance Merab would per chance well very successfully be the worst (expletive) matchup for each dude in the bantamweight division because he’s a weirdo,” Stamann informed MMA Junkie. “He wrestles laborious, however for me, I battle laborious, too. Attain I believe he’s a higher wrestler than me? (Expletive) no. Hell no. Attain I believe he’s bigger than me? No. Attain I believe he’s extra strange than me and per chance in better form? Yeah potentially, however I will seemingly be in better form.