UFC 298: Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Feb 17)

By · February 9, 2024
  • Merab vs. Cejudo odds favor The Machine to win at UFC 298.
  • Henry Cejudo lost to Merab’s training partner Aljamain Sterling last year.

The Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo UFC 298 odds are favoring Aljamain Sterling’s close friend and training partner to beat the former champ. AJ did it last year and now it’s to his buddy to do the same. That’s the plan, but maybe Cejudo can ruin it for Merab? Let’s find out!

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Honda Arena, Anaheim (Los Angeles), California
  • How to Watch: PPV


Merab Dvalishvili-190
Henry Cejudo+160

Fight Preview

The Merab vs. Cejudo odds are heavily in favor of the Georgian fighter who’s a -190 favorite to win at UFC 298. The reason is that he’s been really impressive over the last couple of years. In fact, after losing his first two UFC fights, Merab went on to win the following nine.

In his portfolio, he’s got wins over such elite bantamweights as Marlon Moraes, Jose Aldo, and Petr Yan. But so does his next opponent.

Cejudo is 16-3 but most of his wins happened in the last decade. He’s only fought once since 2020, and he lost that fight. It happened against Aljamain Sterling in the battle for the UFC Bantamweight title last May.

It was a split-decision win for AJ, who’s a member of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, with Dvalishvili being one of his teammates. You can be sure that he’s shared his experiences from the Cejudo fight with him during Merab’s preparation for the UFC 298 fight.

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo UFC 298 Prediction

Both fighters are fantastic wrestlers, with Merab owning a judo black belt and Cejudo being an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling. They both, however, prefer striking, with each of them landing roughly four significant strikes per minute.

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Cejudo is a more accomplished finisher, but Merab a.k.a. The Machine is practically impossible to knock out. He’s got great stamina and has only suffered one loss inside the distance. And it happened by submission, which is the method by which Cejudo hasn’t won a single fight.

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