ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I mean - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?
Merab "The Machine" Dvalishvili truly earned his nickname tonight. He ate everything AND the kitchen sink from Marlon Moraes in that first round, somehow withstood it, survived, and then secured a desperation takedown that almost led to a ground-and-pound finish himself at the end of the round!
In fact, I even think Merab KO'd Moraes with one of those shots at the end of the first that he never fully recovered from, as "The Machine" dropped him with the first punch thrown in the second round and then landed like 130+ unanswered ground and pound shots before Keith Peterson FINALLY called a stop to the fight….
Absolutely insane - but that's just The Machine for ya.
Diving head first into a frozen lake couldn't stop him and neither could Marlon Moraes.