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Tale of the tape for Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez

Lopez steps in at the last minute to replace Ray Borg in a bout at UFC Fight Night on ESPN on June 13th. We break down the odds.

Merab Dvalishvili of Georgia celebrates his victory over Casey Kenney in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Santa Ana Star Center on February 15, 2020 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UPDATE: How the public is betting Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez

Update June 11 7:35 pm: Ray Borg has pulled out of this fight for “personal reasons” and will be replaced by UFC newcomer Gustavo Lopez. Borg had last fought on May 13th against Gabriel Silva.

At UFC Fight Night 171, Merab Dvalishvili will have a scheduled fight in the bantamweight division, but with a back-up latecomer in Gustavo Lopez.

Dvalishvili has gone the distance in all five of his UFC fights, winning the last three after dropping his first two. His last outing was against Casey Kenney in Februrary, but he’s not someone you’ll want on your fantasy roster with just three stoppages in 10 UFC fights. Despite the lack of stopping power, he’s a huge favorite as the window opens.

Lopez goes from the sidelines to the main card in a hurry. He’s 11-4 in his MMA career, winning his last three bouts by first round stoppage in 2:19 or less in the Combate promotion. The 30-year-old out of Wapato, Washington has 10 overall wins before the judges are needed.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Merab Dvalishvili vs. Gustavo Lopez at UFC Fight Night on ESPN on June 13th:

Money line odds

Gustavo Lopez: TBA
Merab Dvalishvili: TBA

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