Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Zviad Lazishvili is an up and coming mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born in the Republic of Georgia in 1983 and has been training since he was 16 years old. His love for combat sports began with traditional Georgian wrestling which he participated in for many years before transitioning into mixed martial arts.
In 2006, Lazishvili made his professional MMA debut after signing with the Turkish promotion, Common Wealth Fighting Alliance. Over the next four years, he competed mostly on regional circuits throughout Europe while amassing an impressive record of 10 wins and 2 losses. In 2010, he signed with WSOF Russia and went 6-2 over two years in that organization before being scouted by UFC scouts who saw him compete at a regional event where they signed him as part of their flyweight division.
Since joining UFC, Lazishvili has compiled a respectable 4-3 record going into his most recent fight against Jordan Espinosa at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov on June 20th 2020. He won this bout via unanimous decision to bring his total number of victories to 18 out 27 fights across all promotions making him one of the more experienced fighters under contract with UFC today.
Lazishvili stands 5’7” tall and possesses a reach advantage over most opponents allowing him to use his crisp striking skills from distance or clinch and utilize powerful takedowns when needed. As well as being renowned for his standup game, Zviad is also adept on the ground having secured an incredible 9 submission victories so far throughout career; demonstrating both skillful grappling technique as well as excellent transition awareness when looking for openings to advance position or secure submissions off opponents mistakes respectively .
Outside of fighting Zviad enjoys spending time playing video games as well as spending quality time with friends & family whenever possible given current circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures still impacting global events everywhere including where he lives & trains near Tbilisi – Republic Of Georgia