Key Stats: 85.7% takedown defense (6th all-time among BW), 41.4% takedown accuracy (6th), 4.14 strikes landed per minute
What It Means: Stamann is a pretty well-rounded fighter, though his strength and base is definitely grappling. He is a calm, patient wrestler who demonstrates good control, but he is also willing to stand and strike a bit if the fight calls for it. He’s particularly strong against the fence, and he is as good defensively grappling as he is when he is initiating the exchanges.
What to Look For in the Fight: This doesn’t seem to be one of those fights in which two grapplers end up in a slugfest. Dvalishvili is nearly single-minded when it comes to where he wants to attack, and as of late, few have been able to refute his attacks. Stamann is a strong test, though, and if the fight stays standing in large pockets, he’ll have the advantage, but he could also put Dvalishvili in the rare position of defensive wrestling and getting back up, which hasn’t been seen as much in the Octagon.
*Hasn’t competed in current weight class enough to qualify in UFC Record Book