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Mate Sanikidze earning praise from Merab Dvalishvili ahead of OKTAGON 145lb title fight Dec. 3

Interview with Mate Sanikidze above

Mate Sanikidze (8-2) discusses his featherweight title fight against Jakub Tichota (5-0) at Oktagon 37 on Dec. 3. Mate also spoke about recently becoming a father for the first time, how winning the belt could lead to a UFC contract and UFC bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili saying he’s the next big MMA star to come out of Georgia.

“It means the world for me, to see such a fighter talk about me like that. It’s a huge responsibility for me. The fighter like Merab Dvalishvili – who is one of the best in the world – has an interest in me. He sees my potential. That’s a feeling like … I’m not just fighting for me, but I’m for my Georgian people. I’ll will do my best to achieve these words.” 

Oktagon 37 fight card:

David Kozma vs. Kaik Brito – 170 lbs
Mate Sanikidze vs. Jakub Tichota – 145 lbs
Al Matavao vs. Radovan Úškrt – 185 lbs
Jan Široký vs. Konrad Dyrschka – 159 lbs
Vlasto Čepo vs. Gianni Melillo – 185 lbs
Václav Mikulášek vs. Nikola Zlatev – 190 lbs
Tadej Dajčman vs. Adam Pałasz – 265 lbs
A. Driai vs. Robert Bryczek – 185 lbs
M. Chochlikova vs. Katharina Dalisda – 115 lbs
Matěj Kuzník vs. Ozan Aslaner – 155 lbs
Ronald Paradeiser vs. Felipe Maia – 161 lbs

The event takes place at the Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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