Video: Any reason Merab Dvalishvili shouldn’t be the next UFC bantamweight title challenger?

Merab Dvalishvili might’ve made the biggest overall splash last week at UFC 298.

Yes, Ilia Topuria claimed gold, but Dvalishvili won over the crowd leading up to his fight and then proceeded to defeat Henry Cejudo by unanimous decision for his 10th win in a row to stake his claim as the next bantamweight title challenger.

Afterward, Dvalishvili even went so far as to say he could serve as the backup for the UFC 299 headliner between champ Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera on March 9 in Miami.

Is there any reason Dvalishvili shouldn’t be the next challenger at 135 pounds? Our “Spinning Back Clique” or Mike Bohn, Matthew Wells and Brian “Goze” Garcia answered that with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.

Watch the conversation in the video above, and check out this week’s full episode on YouTube below.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie