The Weight Cutting Chronicles: UFC Vegas 22

Roman Rolidze UFC
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 19: Roman Dolidze of Georgia celebrates after his knockout victory over Khadis Ibragimov in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Roman Dolidze (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC)

Middleweight (185lbs): 0-0, Making Career Debut at UFC Vegas 22

Light Heavyweight (205lbs):  2-0 (UFC), 5-0 (MMA)

Heavyweight (265lbs): 1-0 (MMA)

Roman actually began his pro MMA career back in 2016 in the heavyweight division, though only for one fight. Dolidze quickly ran through his opponents in the World Warriors Fighting Championships (WWFC) promotion on his way to capturing the WWFC Middleweight Title in 2018.

Roaman Dolidze stands at 6’2″ and has a 76″ reach. Definitely not the biggest stature for the UFC’s light heavyweight divison. Despite his frame, Dolidze has not been beaten at 205lbs. but in his last fight against John Allan he did just squeak past with a split decision victory. So for UFC Vegas 22 Roman will be trying his hand in the middleweight division. It’s worth noting that Dolidze is now 32-years old but has also came in well bellow the light heavyweight limit, as light as 202.4lbs in 2017.

Regardless, Dolidze will be a fighter to keep an eye on while weighing in, and on Fight Night to see how well his power/cardio transfers down to a lighter weight class.