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Knockout! Watch Merab Dvalishvili batter Marlon Moraes in Fight of the Year candidate - UFC 266

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Merab Dvalishvili proved to be “The Machine” earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 25, 2021) at UFC 266 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the bantamweight contender came from behind to stop former title challenger Marlon Moraes via second-round TKO (punches).

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena with a pair of thrilling world championship bouts. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 29 coaches collide when Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender, Brian Ortega. UFC 266’s co-main event will see women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko go for her sixth consecutive title defense when she meets No. 3-seeded contender, Lauren Murphy. Last, and certainly not least, Nick Diaz returns against former Welterweight roost ruler, Robbie Lawler, in a five-round banger.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

Moraes looked good in the early going and clipped Dvalishvili with a filthy left hook. Dvalishvili stumbled around the cage as Moraes unloaded heavy shots in search of a first-round finish. Dvalishvili somehow kept moving and stayed alive to score a timely takedown. That’s when Dvalishvili flipped the script and nearly finished Moraes with hammer fists in what turned out to be one of the wildest five minutes in recent memory.

In Round 2, Dvalishvili kept busy with his ground-and-pound to unload on a defenseless Moraes. The fight probably should have been stopped 50 strikes sooner than it was, but Dvalishvili eventually slammed a final flurry of fists into the head of “The Magician.”

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

For complete UFC 266 results and coverage click here.