Report: Augusto Mendes Faces Merab Dvalishvili At UFC Fight Night Atlantic City


A bantamweight division attraction could be coming to the UFC Fight Night Atlantic City card according to Farah Hannoun as Augusto Mendes may be fighting Merab Dvalishvili.

Mendes (6-2-0) has won just one of three fights under the UFC banner and that lone win came over Frankie Saenz at UFC Fight Night 103. Mendes also competed three times in the Legacy Fighting Championships and none of those bouts went past the second round. Mendes has only seen two of his professional MMA bouts go the distance and they both came in UFC competition.

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Dvalishvili (7-3-0) is currently winless thus far in UFC competition, dropping a bout to Frankie Saenz at UFC Fight Night Fresno. Dvalishvili has seen eight of his ten professional MMA bouts make it to the third round and seven of those contests went the distance. Dvalishvili owns a fifteen second spinning back fist victory over Raufeon Stots, who is the current Victory Fighting Championships Bantamweight Champion.

UFC Fight Night Atlantic City takes place on Saturday, April 21 from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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