Aljamain Sterling predicts Henry Cejudo vs Merab Dvalishvili

Aljamain Sterling explains why he thinks Henry Cejudo won't be able to win against Merab Dvalishvili.

by Aryan Lakhani
Aljamain Sterling predicts Henry Cejudo vs Merab Dvalishvili
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The upcoming bantamweight clash between Henry Cejudo and Merab Dvalishvili may decide who the next title challenger is going to be. Both fighters are excited about this match; Aljamain Sterling fought Henry Cejudo, and based on his personal experience, he made some predictions on who would win on 17th February.

Sterling’s decision may sound biased as Merab Dvalishvili is a good friend of his. However, he justified his prediction quite well, and it will be fascinating to see how accurate it turns out to be. Sterling believes Dvalishvili will secure a 3rd round TKO win.

Aljamain Sterling on Henry Cejudo vs Merab Dvalishvili

In a recent YouTube video, Aljmain Sterling explained why he can foresee Merab Dvalishvili winning against Henry Cejudo. “I think Henry Cejudo is going to be competitive for all of three to four minutes, maybe the whole first round,” Sterling said, as quoted by

“But after that, you’re going to start to see a significant dip in the output, and the confusion Henry is going to have, I think, if Merab stays dialed in and focuses on what he needs to do, doesn’t rush in, doesn’t make any mistakes.

Cejudo does good with that karate stance. If you run in, he has a good right hand. … My early prediction for this is Merab Dvalishvili finishes Henry Cejudo in Round 3. I’m going to say TKO. Merab’s not really a submission guy.

Sterling further said: Actually, I’m not going to give it away, but Merab’s got some tricks.Merab’s not shorter – he’s about the same height, but just a little bit taller – and I think that’s going to be a little bit difficult for him to work with that because Merab’s not the biggest bantamweight, but he hits like a bigger guy. I think Merab is going to shock the world and he’s going to shock Henry Cejudo come Feb. 17”.

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