Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Cejudo Deliver Bantamweight Banger at UFC 298

Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Cejudo Deliver Bantamweight Banger at UFC 298

Liam Lindsay|
February 18, 2024|

The Bantamweight banger between Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Cejudo didn't disappoint, with "The Machine" securing a unanimous decision win across three rounds.

The first round started well for Cejudo, who rocked Dvalishvili early in the round. Dvalishvili was the first to earn a takedown, and Cejudo scrambled back to his feet to end on top. Cejudo locked Dvalishvili down and hammered him with ground strikes, but "The Machine" worked his way back up to the feet.

The second round was chaos, with both men scrapping on their feet. Dvalishvili rocked Cejudo in the middle of the round and managed to get him down to the mat. The latter half of the round was a variety of scrambles between the two fighters, with Dvalishvili latching up a tight choke in the dying seconds of the round.

Cejudo, starting round 3, was aggressive, but Dvalishvili stifled the pressure with a well-timed single-leg attempt that pushed Cejudo up against the fence. After trading shots in the middle of the cage, Dvalishvili picked Cejudo up and slammed him onto the mat, but he was able to scramble back up to the feet. In the last 30 seconds, the two traded punches, with Dvalishvili raising his arms in victory.

I don't get anything easy, nothing. Hard work pays off. I'm not even breathing heavily!
- Merab Dvalishvili

What did you think of that fight? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know in the comments down below.

All of your weekly MMA updates in one place.
Keeping up to date with combat sports news can take up a lot of time, so we’re simplifying the process by bringing the most important stories directly to you. We read the internet all week and then summarize what you need to know in 3-4 minutes.
Enter your email to sign up for the OverUnder newsletter. The first email newsletter in MMA.
By subscribing, you will receive a weekly MMA newsletter from Verdict MMA. You can unsubscribe at any time.