Roman Dolidze

The Caucasian


To face Hernandez
March 26, 2024
Dolidze is slated to take on Anthony Hernandez at UFC 302 on June 1, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Although he holds a positive record with the company at 6-3, Dolidze is looking to bounce back from a two-fight losing streak. He has suffered back-to-back defeats via decisions to both Marvin Vettori and Nassourdine Imavov. The 35-year-old will look to get back on track when he squares off against Hernandez, who has won five straight after starting 1-2 with the UFC.
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Struggles in first UFC main event
February 3, 2024
Dolidze lost to Nassourdine Imavov via majority decision (44-49, 47-47, 46-48) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
This was a strange fight, but the bottom line is that Dolidze had a rough evening. How one judge ruled this fight a draw is mind-blowing. Roman was extremely lucky to survive Round 1 after getting flattened by Imavov. Dolidze's lone offensive flurries consisted of pinning Imavov up against the cage. He did it for long stretches at a time, but was never able to generate any significant pressure despite all the time in a dominant position. When the two men got back to the center of the Octagon, Dolidze was crushed. The technical striking skill was just too much for Roman to overcome. Dolidze's power is legitimate, but his cardio and secondary offensive skills are questionable. Now 35 years of age, Roman has lost back-to-back fights on the heels of a four-fight winning streak. He's officially in trouble at 185 pounds.
New matchup in place
November 19, 2023
Dolidze is scheduled to face Nassourdine Imavov in a middleweight fight at UFC's Feb. 3 event in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Dolidze fell off the Dec. 2 card when his opponent Jared Cannonier (knee) withdrew, but his next bout is now penciled in. Dolidze hasn't been in the Octagon since his loss to Marvin Vettori in March, as a matchup against Derek Brunson for November also fell through. Imavov's last fight versus Chris Curtis in June ended in a no contest after an accidental headbutt.
Opponent withdraws from fight
October 23, 2023
Dolidze will not fight Jared Cannonier on Dec. 2, according to Farah Hannoun of
Cannonier withdrew from the fight after tearing his right MCL. Either way, there was a good chance this bout would not have happened, as Cannonier reportedly publicized the notion that he would have faced Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 after Chimaev's original opponent Paulo Costa (elbow) withdrew due to injury.
Will face Cannonier in December
September 24, 2023
Dolidze will fight Jared Cannonier on Dec. 2, reports.
Dolidze, who lost to Martin Vettori at UFC 286, was supposed to face Derek Brunson at UFC 295 on Nov. 11, but he'll have to wait another month to fight again. Canonier is coming off a unanimous decision over Marvin Vettori in June.
Bout against Brunson off
September 14, 2023
Dolidze won't be fighting Derek Brunson at UFC 295 on Nov. 11 and will wait for a new opponent, Damon Martin of reports.
Dolidize will have to face a different opponent for his Nov. 11 fight after Brunson's release from the UFC roster. While Dolidze is fresh off a loss to Marvin Vettori at UFC 286, Dolidze still remains one of the top middleweights in UFC.