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Rumored Merab Dvalishvili vs Raoni Barcelos in the works for UFC event, Dec. 5th

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  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Rumored match up, this is what was just said on Anik’s IG live



     
  2. Martialarts123 Brown Belt

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    Holy crap
     
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  3. TFK20 Orange Belt

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    Merab is just your run of the mill wrestleboxer with cardio

    Barcelos by whatever he wants
     
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    Yes Please!
     
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    Potential FOTY candidate, see barcelos taking it though
     
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  6. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    seems too soon for Barcellos. He just fought and making weight isn't easy for the guy. I would have prefered this even just a few weeks later on the end of the year card. I'll root for him, but he's got an up hill battle here if this is true.
     
  7. realdmone1 Banned Banned

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    merab finna snap!!
     
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  8. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Good point!
    I hadn't looked at the date, I always forget to look at the dates for announced fights, I should really start paying more attention.
     
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    Hermansson vs Holland
    Barcelos vs Merab
    Evloev vs Landwher
    OSP vs Jamahal

    Pretty nice for a modern day Fight Night. Hopefully it all stays in tact.
     
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    Now that's a good fucking fight.
     
  11. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Sweet didn't know Jamahal had been booked against OSP, that's a nice matchup.

    Also completely agree!
     
  12. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    I still favor Raoni here, but facing a wrestling/cardio machine less than a month after your last fight is definitely risky. Skill for skill, though, raoni should win imo.
     
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    I think Barcelos is a more talented fighter but I wouldn't be shocked to see Merab win a hard fought decision. That dude's grit and cardio are on another level compared to almost everyone in MMA.
     
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  14. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    I hope you're right, I do like Merab but yeah can only imagine he'll spam takedowns and get caught in a choke, similar to what happened with Ricky Simon.. But less controversial.
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    Less than a month to prepare for a huge step up......doesn't seem fair for Barcelos with the deck stacked against him like that. Gotta support Raoni in this one.
     
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    There is hardly a UFC fight nowadays were it’s possible to pronounce the names of the fighters.
     
  17. Man, that's a brutal fight
     
  18. Axe720 Red Belt

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    Dang, Barcelos not wasting any time moving up that ladder. I like it.
     
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  19. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    He's 33, his time is now. His look alike Aldo, the legend, is 34.
     
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    I think Mirab takes it. He is going to spam takedowns and tire Barcelos out, who was exhausted against his last opponent.
     
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