Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-04-22, nice and tough exchanges: the mma bout Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Blaydes vs Pavlovich is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 22nd, at the UFC Apex in Las vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 5-round heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC Vegas 71 (also known as UFC Fight Night 222 or UFC on ESPN+ 80). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Sergei Pavlovich record
The former Fight Nights Global Hw champion Sergei Pavlovich entered this fight with a professional mma record of 17-1-0 (82% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.5 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Francis Ngannou).
He suffered his only defeat when he faced Alistair Overeem in 2018 (Alistair Overeem vs Sergey Pavlovich); since then he has won five consecutive bouts beating Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Sergei Pavlovich) and Tai Tuivasa in his last two (Tai Tuivasa vs Sergei Pavlovich).
Curtis Blaydes record
His opponent, Curtis Blaydes, has an official record of 17-3-0 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the heavyweight division.
He lost to Derrick Lewis in 2021 (Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis) but then he has defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik), Chris Daukaus (Curtis Blaydes vs Chris Daukaus) and Tom Aspinall (Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall).
Here is the UFC Vegas 71 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes
Brad Tavares vs Bruno Silva
Bobby Green vs Jared Gordon
Iasmin Lucindo vs Brogan Walker
Jeremiah Wells vs Matthew Semelsberger
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Christos Giagos vs Ricky Glenn
Montel Jackson vs Rani Yahya
Norma Dumont vs Karol Rosa
Mohammed Usman vs Junior Tafa
William Gomis vs Francis Marshall
Batgerel Danaa vs Brady Hiestand
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC Vegas 71 pre-fight press conference, featuring Curtis Blaydes and Sergei Pavlovich!
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs Blaydes weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Pavlovich vs Blaydes fight?
Sergei Pavlovich defeated Curtis Blaydes via TKO at 3:08, round 1.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 71 post-fight octagon interview of Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes.
UFC Vegas 71 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 71 Pavlovich vs Blaydes.
Sergei Pavlovich def. Curtis Blaydes via TKO r1
Bruno Silva def. Brad Tavares via TKO r1
Bobby Green vs Jared Gordon No Contest r1
Iasmin Lucindo def. Brogan Walker-Sanchez via UD
Jeremiah Wells def. Matthew Semelsberger via SD
Christos Giagos def. Ricky Glenn via KO r1
Montel Jackson def. Rani Yahya via KO r1
Norma Dumont def. Karol Rosa via UD
Mohammad Usman def. Junior Tafa via UD
William Gomis def. Francis Marshall via SD
Brady Hiestand def. Danaa Batgerel via TKO r3
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 71 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Curtis Blaydes and Sergei Pavlovich (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 71 Fight of the Night: none
UFC Vegas 71 Performance of the Night: Sergei Pavlovich, Bruno Silva, Christos Giagos, Montel Jackson