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UFC Fight Night Yan vs Dvalishvili: Austin Lingo Fights for the First Time Since 2021

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Published March 10, 2023
12 min read
  • Number-two and number-three bantamweights fight in the main event

  • Krylov vs Spann re-booked for this event

  • Austin Lingo fights for the first time since 2021

UFC Fight Night: Yan vs Dvalishvili

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Fighter

Odds

Peter Yan

-260

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Merab Dvalishvili

+220

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Fighter

Odds

Alexander Volkov

+130

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Alexander Romanov

-150

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Fighter

Odds

Nikita Krylov

-170

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Ryan Spann

+145

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Fighter

Odds

Ricardo Ramos

-365

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Austin Lingo

+300

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Fighter

Odds

Said Nurmagomedov

-250

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Jonathan Martinez

+210

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Fighter

Odds

Vitor Petrino

-115

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Anton Turkalj

-105

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UFC Fight Night: Yan vs Dvalishvili - Picks & Predictions

Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili - Bantamweight division

Merab Dvalishvili (+220)

Alexander Volkov vs Alexander Romanov - Heavyweight division

Alexander Romanov (-150)

Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann - Light heavyweight division

Nikita Krylov (-170)

Ricardo Ramos vs Austin Lingo - Featherweight division

Ricardo Ramos (-365)

Said Nurmagomedov vs Jonathan Martinez - Bantamweight division

Jonathan Martinez (+210)

Vitor Petrion vs Anton Turkalj - Light heavyweight division

Vitor Petrion (-115)

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UFC Fight Night Yan vs Dvalishvili Predictions

Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili - Bantamweight Division

Petr Yan

TALE OF THE TAPE

Merab Dvalishvili

30

Age

32

5 ft. 7 in.

Height

5 ft. 6 in.

67 in.

Reach

68 in.

16-4

Record

15-4

Former bantamweight champion and current number-two ranked bantamweight Petr Yan faces off against the number-two ranked (and training partner of current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling) Merab Dvalishvili in this Saturday’s main event.

The former champion Yan is looking to get back to form after losing back-to-back, shockingly close split decisions.

His most recent loss came at the hands of Sean O’Malley in their fight of the night bout that took place at UFC 280 last October.

Dvalishvili enters this contest having won his last eight fights in a row, including his most recent win: a unanimous decision over the legend (and UFC hall of famer) Jose Aldo last August.

Yan stands one inch taller but Dvalishvili has the one-inch advantage in reach. 

Despite all of Dvalishvili’s grappling prowess and his impressive winning streak, it is the former champion Petr Yan who is favored at -260.

To find out how to place your bets for this bantamweight main event, check out our ultimate UFC betting guide to get started.

Alexander Volkov vs Alexander Romanov - Heavyweight Division

Alexander Volkov

TALE OF THE TAPE

Alexander Romanov

34

Age

32

6 ft. 7 in.

Height

6 ft. 2 in.

80 in.

Reach

75 in.

35-10

Record

16-1

With a black belt in tsu shin gen and brown belts in karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, number-eight-ranked UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov is looking to win his second fight in a row after earning a first-round TKO win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik last June.

Volkov takes on Alexander Romanov, a freestyle wrestling specialist who was undefeated until dropping a majority decision to Marcin Tybura in their August 2022 bout.

Regardless of standing five inches shorter and being at a five-inch reach disadvantage, Romanov is still listed as the oddsmakers -150 favorite in this matchup.

Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann - Light Heavyweight Division

Nikita Krylov

TALE OF THE TAPE

Ryan Spann

31

Age

31

6 ft. 3 in.

Height

6 ft. 5 in.

77.5 in.

Reach

81.5 in.

29-9

Record

21-7

With a black belt in karate and a Master of Sport in hand-to-hand combat as well as submission fighting, it is no wonder Nikita Krylov is listed as the -170 favorite in this main event.

Krylov has won his last two in a row, both fights coming against former title challengers. He knocked out Alexander Gustafsson in the first round before earning a unanimous decision over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 280 last October.

Ryan Spann has also won his last two fights and most recently defeated a former title challenger in Dominick Reyes, whom Spann knocked out in the first round of their UFC 281 bout. However, Spann did miss weight for that contest.

Spann will be taller than Krylov and have a four-inch reach advantage but it is expected that Krylov’s blend of striking and grappling will overwhelm his opponent.

This bout was originally set to take place two weeks ago.

Ricardo Ramos vs Austin Lingo - Featherweight Division

Ricardo Ramos

TALE OF THE TAPE

Austin Lingo

27

Age

28

5 ft. 9 in.

Height

5 ft. 10 in.

72 in.

Reach

70 in.

16-4

Record

9-1

Despite being just 2-2 in his last four fights, Ricardo Ramos finds himself listed at -365; the biggest betting favorite on the main card. 

He is coming off of a spectacular first-round spinning elbow knockout win over Danny Chavez that took place last June. He will have a two-inch reach advantage this Saturday.

Austin Lingo, one inch taller than Ramos, has won his last two fights in a row. However, both of those fights took place in 2021 and he has yet to fight since.

Said Nurmagomedov vs Jonathan Martinez - Bantamweight Division

Said Nurmagomedov

TALE OF THE TAPE

Jonathan Martinez

30

Age

28

5 ft. 8 in.

Height

5 ft. 7 in.

70 in.

Reach

70 in.

17-2

Record

17-4

Winning streaks are on the line as both Said Nurmagomedov and Jonathan Martinez have won their last four in a row.

Nurmagomedov is coming off a second-round submission win over Saidyokub Kakhramonov last December.

Martinez most recently defeated Cub Swanson via second-round TKO last October.

Both men have an equal 70-inch reach but Martinez will stand one inch taller. However, he is listed as a +250 underdog.

Vitor Petrino vs Anton Turkalj - Light Heavyweight Division

Vitor Petrino

TALE OF THE TAPE

Anton Turkalj

25

Age

26

6 ft. 2 in.

Height

6 ft. 4 in.

77.5 in.

Reach

78 in.

7-0

Record

8-1

Coming off of a second-round TKO win on the Contender Series, light heavyweight Vitor Petrino will make his UFC debut this Saturday.

The undefeated fighter will take on the Swedish fighter Anton Turkalj, who was undefeated until losing his UFC debut to Jailton Almeida last September.

Turkalj will stand taller by two inches and have the slightest half-inch reach advantage as well.

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How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Yan vs Dvalishvili

  • LOCATION: The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Paradise, Nevada

  • WHEN: Saturday, March 11

  • TIME: 4 PM EST

  • HOW: ESPN, ESPN+, TSN3

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Ryan Bristlon is a Canadian writer currently residing in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied print and broadcast journalism at Humber College and has been a lifelong fan of the sport of hockey and the NHL.



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