Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili targeted for UFC 266

Esther Lin, MMA FightingOne-time UFC title challenger Marlon Moraes returns against the surging Merab Dvalishvili this fall. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans told MMA Fighting that the matchup between the two bantamweights is being targeted for UFC 266 on Sept. 25. The bout was first announced by Dvalishvili’s coach, Ray Longo, during an appearance on the Anik & Florian Podcast. https://t.co/u7LZPJGvJ2 pic.twitter.com/HGFx17Aa69— Anik & Florian Podcast (@AnikFlorianPod) June 15, 2021 Moraes (23-8-1), show is also a former WSOF champion, looks to get back into the win column after suffering back-to-back TKO losses in fights against Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font this past year. Prior to that, the Brazilian welcomed former featherweight champion Jose Aldo to the 135-pound division and won a narrow split decision. Dvalishvili (13-4) currently is on a six-fight winning streak. In his most recent contest, the Georgian fighter edged Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 in May. Prior to that, he dominated John Dodson, Gustavo Lopez, Casey Kenney, Brad Katona, and Terrion Ware. His 13 takedowns against Lopez are the most in a single fight in UFC bantamweight history.

Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili targeted for UFC 266
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One-time UFC title challenger Marlon Moraes returns against the surging Merab Dvalishvili this fall.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans told MMA Fighting that the matchup between the two bantamweights is being targeted for UFC 266 on Sept. 25. The bout was first announced by Dvalishvili’s coach, Ray Longo, during an appearance on the Anik & Florian Podcast.

Moraes (23-8-1), show is also a former WSOF champion, looks to get back into the win column after suffering back-to-back TKO losses in fights against Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font this past year. Prior to that, the Brazilian welcomed former featherweight champion Jose Aldo to the 135-pound division and won a narrow split decision.

Dvalishvili (13-4) currently is on a six-fight winning streak. In his most recent contest, the Georgian fighter edged Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 in May. Prior to that, he dominated John Dodson, Gustavo Lopez, Casey Kenney, Brad Katona, and Terrion Ware. His 13 takedowns against Lopez are the most in a single fight in UFC bantamweight history.

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Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill 2 set for UFC 265

After some back-and-forth online, Angela Hill and Tecia Torres have put pen to paper for a rematch this summer at UFC 265.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans told MMA Fighting the UFC strawweights will meet at the pay-per-view event, which is expected to take place Aug. 7 at a venue to be announced. MMA DNL first reported the matchup.

Former teammates on coach Gilbert Melendez’s squad on The Ultimate Fighter 20, Hill and Torres squared off at UFC 188 in what was Hill’s third fight as an MMA professional. Torres outworked Hill to earn a unanimous decision, improving her record to 6-0.

The strawweights went on to become regulars on the UFC’s 115-pound roster. Hill earned a 7-8 record as one of the promotion’s busiest female fighters, while Torres went 6-5. Most recently, Hill outpointed Ashley Yoder in a rematch, and Torres took home a first-round TKO over Sam Hughes after a doctor’s stoppage.

Hill was supposed to Torres’ opponent at UFC 256, but a positive COVID-19 test forced her to withdraw. She later accused her one-time opponent of avoiding her, drawing a terse response from Torres online.

One of Torres’ rebuttals was that she desired an opponent ranked above her. But with Hill sitting at No. 12, two spots below her in the UFC’s promotional rankings, it appears she’s conceded on that request.

UFC 265’s main card features a bantamweight title bout between two-division champ Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena.

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