UFC 278 results, highlights: Merab Dvalishvili outpoints Jose Aldo for critical bantamweight win

If job one for living legend Jose Aldo was to stop the constant takedown threat of Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278 on Saturday, consider it a job well done

Unfortunately for Aldo, the former featherweight king, his lack of offense failed to match the success he had on defense

Aldo's bid for a second shot at a bantamweight title since moving down in weight in 2019 came up empty as Dvalishvili snapped the 35-year-old Brazilian's three-fight win streak with a unanimous decision win inside Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah

Dvalishvili, 31, scored the biggest victory of his career while extending his win streak to eight in the sport's deepest division

As far as Dvalishvili is concerned, the two will never fight

"This amazing guy, my brother, Aljamain Sterling, he is the reason why I'm stepping here," Dvalishvili said

"I have a seven-fight win streak because of Aljo. I'm living in my dream right now. Aljamain Sterling is beating me everyday. 

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