UFC Fight Night 221: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Petr Yan Vs Merab Dvalishvili

We've got you covered ahead of a top night of UFC action in Las Vegas this weekend
08:00, 10 Mar 2023

Former champion Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili headline an excellent night of action at UFC Fight Night 221 in Las Vegas this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Where: The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas

When: Saturday 11th March, 2023

How To Watch: BT Sport. The undercard is set to begin at 8pm UK time with the main card due to begin at around 11pm. Petr Yan v Merab Dvalishvili is expected at approximately 1.40am although this could change. 

Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Dudinka, Russia 

Age: 30

Alias: No Mercy 

Record: 16-4-0 

Height: 5’7’’

Reach: 67’’

Stance: Switch

Last Fight: Yan was beaten by split decision by Sean O’Malley at UFC 280 in October


Place Of Birth: Tbilisi, Georgia 

Age: 32

Alias: The Machine 

Record: 15-4-0 

Height: 5’6’’

Reach: 68’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Dvalishvili beat Jose Aldo by unanimous decision at UFC 278 last August

What They Say: 

Dvalishvili: “Petr is a great fighter. He is a former champion. We all know he’s tough. As a fighter, he’s a great fighter. He’s dangerous. He doesn’t have holes anywhere. He’s a good striker. He is a good striker. He defends wrestling good. His cardio is good. This is my toughest fight.” [MMA Junkie]

Full Fight Card:

Main Card

Peter Yan (4/11) v Merab Dvalishvili (2/1), Bantamweight

Alexander Volkov (5/4) v Alexander Romanov (8/13), Heavyweight

Nikita Krylov (4/7) v Ryan Spann (11/8) Catchweight - 215 lbs

Ricardo Ramos (1/4) v Austin Lingo (11/4), Featherweight

Said Nurmagomedov (2/5) v Jonathan Martinez (15/8), Bantamweight

Vitor Petrino (10/11) v Anton Turkalj (10/11) Light Heavyweight


Karl Williams (4/9) v Lukasz Brzeski (7/4), Heavyweight

Raphael Assuncao (11/10) v Davey Grant (8/11), Bantamweight

Sedriques Dumas (8/15) v Josh Fremd (6/4), Middleweight

Mario Bautista (1/12) v Guido Cannetti (6/1), Bantamweight

Ariane Lipski (11/4) v JJ Aldrich (1/4), Women’s Flyweight

Victor Henry (8/11) v Tony Gravely (11/10), Bantamweight

Tyson Nam (6/4) v Bruno Gustavo da Silva (8/15), Flyweight

Carlston Harris v Abubakar Nurmagomedov (Welterweight)

Betfred's UFC Fight Night 221 Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware

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