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‘Freak of nature’: Pros react to Merab Dvalishvili’s win over Petr Yan at UFC Las Vegas

When Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili locked horns in the main event of UFC Las Vegas, fight fans were expecting a culmination of one of the most heated rivalries in recent memory.

Yan, a former undisputed and interim bantamweight champion, was looking to right the ship after dropping back-to-back fights in meetings with Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.

Dvalishvili, on the other hand, entered their scrap riding an eight-fight winning streak against some of the top names in the division. But after 25 minutes of action, and a total of 11 takedowns, it was Dvalishvili who emerged victorious with his ninth straight victory.

Here’s how the rest of his fellow fighters reacted to his victory inside the The Theather at Virgin Hotels.

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