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José Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili Odds, Prediction, Fight Info & Betting For UFC 278 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
José Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili UFC 278 bantamweight bout odds, prediction, fight info, stats, stream and betting insights.
José Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili UFC 278 bantamweight bout odds, prediction, fight info, stats, stream and betting insights. / AP Photo/John Locher
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Aldo vs Dvalishvili Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 278 — Main Card Bantamweight Bout
José Aldo "Junior" (31-7-0, 17 KO's, 1 Submission) vs. Merab "The Machine" Dvalishvili (14-4-0, 3 KO's, 1 Submission)
Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, UT
Coverage: ESPN+

Aldo vs Dvalishvili Odds & Betting Info

All UFC 278 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- José Aldo: (+114)
- Merab Dvalishvili: (-146)
- Draw: (+5000)

Method of Victory:
- Aldo by KO/TKO: (+500)
- Aldo by Points: (+250)
- Aldo by Submission: (+1500)
- Dvalishvili by KO/TKO: (+550)
- Dvalishvili by Points: (+135)
- Dvalishvili by Submission: (+1200)

Aldo vs Dvalishvili Prediction

UFC 278 Aldo-Dvalishvili prediction is from Tapology Fight Predictions.
Winner: Merab Dvalishvili (70%)
Method of Victory: Decision (74%)

After losing back-to-back fights since a shift to the bantamweight division, José Aldo has since won three straight fights — all by unanimous decision. However, he still enters UFC 278 as the slight underdog against Merab Dvalishvili, who has won six of his last seven outings by going the distance and winning unanimously.

Even though Dvalishvili is the favorite, I think that Aldo's experience can give him the edge here. It should be a long fight and if it goes the distance, "Junior" should be just fine. After all, he has an 86.7% winning percentage when his fights end in any sort of decision.

Give me an Aldo decision victory at +250 here.

Aldo vs Dvalishvili Betting Trends & Stats

- José Aldo defeated Rob Font, by decision, in his last fight on Dec. 4, 2021.
- Merab Dvalishvili defeated Marlon Moraes, by TKO, in his last fight on Sept. 25, 2021.
- Aldo averages 3.61 significant strikes landed per minute with a 46% accuracy rate.
- Dvalishvili averages 4.26 significant strikes landed per minute with a 41% accuracy rate.
- Aldo averages 3.74 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 60% defense rate.
- Dvalishvili averages 2.28 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 60% defense rate.
- Aldo has a 90% takedown defense rate.
- Dvalishvili averages 7.30 takedowns per 15 minutes.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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