As part of the UFC Fight Night 167 preliminary card, Casey Kenny will fight against Merab Dvalishvili. The American Kenney had two fights at promotion tournaments and won in both. Georgian Dvalishvili started in the organization unsuccessfully, but in two last battles he defeated his rivals. The win in full-time confrontation will allow one of the fighters to approach the TOP-15 of the lightest division.
At what time Casey Kenney vs Merab Dvalishvili fight?
The fight time is February 15, 2020, at 02:30 PM ET
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Casey Kenney have?
Casey Kenney has 13 wins and 1 loss
How many wins and losses Merab Dvalishvili have?
Merab Dvalishvili has 9 wins and 4 loss
The 28-year-old fighter from the USA has been fighting professionally since 2014. He is currently participating in the UFC bantamweight. Prior to signing the contract with the UFC, Kenny put together a track record of eleven wins in one defeat and one draw. In March of last year, Casey made his debut in promotion with a points win over experienced Ray Borg, and in August he secured success – having defeated Manny Bermudez by unanimous decision. Kenny is a versatile fighter with quality grappler training and good stamina.
Kenney’s last fight was against American Manny Bermudez. Casey’s victory was recorded by unanimous decision. Casey earned 11 wins in his professional career. We see that Kenney is at the peak of his form and is ready to confront an opponent of any level.
The 29-year-old Georgian fighter also began his pro career in 2014. Before getting into the UFC, Dvalishvili had seven wins in nine fights held in his record. Merab lost the first two bouts at the organization’s tournaments: to Frankie Saenz by a separate decision of the judges, and to Ricky Simon by a choke. But then the Georgians got two victories in a row – over Terrion Ware and Brad Katona. The basic styles of Merab Dvalishvili are classic wrestling, sambo and judo. Most of the wins he gained by judicial decisions.
Merab’s rivals were not the most famous and strongest fighters, so he has no prospects in the next match. His rival defeated more skilled opponents.
Betting Tips Statistics and Head to Head
- Casey Kenney has more experience fighting with more professional opponents
- Casey Kenney won last 5 fights
- Dvalishvili won 3 from 5 last fights
- Casey will have more fan support in own country in New Mexico
- Both have equal opposition in the organization’s tournaments, and also have similar fighting skills
Kenney vs Dvalishvili Prediction
Casey will perform in his country, which guarantees him the support of the stands. This is a very important factor in fights. Kenny and Dvalishvili have approximately equal chances of success. Kenney has more experience fighting with strong opponents and the home stands factor makes him a favorite in this fight.
Our prediction: Casey Kenney will win.