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Pros react after Merab Dvalishvili defeats Jose Aldo at UFC 278

Tonight’s UFC 278 main card lineup featured a highly anticipated men’s bantamweight contest between Jose Aldo and Merab Dvalishvili.

Aldo (31-8 MMA) had entered the bout sporting a three-fight winning streak, this after scoring decision victories over Marlon Vera, Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font. The MMA legend had gone 3-2 overall since making the drop to the promotions bantamweight division in 2019.

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Meanwhile, Merab Dvalishvili (15-4 MMA) had entered UFC 278 on a seven-fight win streak, his latest being a come from behind TKO victory over Marlon Moraes. Prior to that, ‘The Machine’ had won six straight bouts by way of decision.

Tonight’s pivotal bantamweight matchup did not result in the thrilling contest most fight fans were hoping for. While Jose Aldo was able to get off some good kicks and knees throughout the fifteen minute affair, it was the forward pressure and clinch work of Merab Dvalishvili that proved to be the difference in the fight. After three rounds of grinding, ‘The Machine’ was awarded a unanimous decision win.

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Official UFC 278 Result: Merab Dvalishvili def. Jose Aldo by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Aldo vs. Dvalishvili’ below:

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Post-fight reactions to Merab Dvalishvili defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 278:

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