Russian slugger Sergei Pavlovich underlined his credentials as a serious threat to the UFC heavyweight title by blasting longtime contender Curtis Blaydes inside one round at the UFC Apex.
Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes both weighed in toward the upper echelon of the UFC’s heavyweight limit ahead of their main event bout at UFC Vegas 71 in Las Vegas.
The UFC returns home to Las Vegas this weekend for UFC Vegas 71, where a pivotal bout for the promotion’s heavyweight division takes top billing at the UFC Apex.
The stars of UFC London weren't short of a word or two as they shared their views following their respective bouts at The O2 Arena. Recap the UFC London post-fight interviews here.
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Before the fighters throw down inside the octagon at UFC London, they first faced the battle with the scale as they made weight at Friday's official early-morning weigh-ins ahead of their respective bouts on Saturday night.
Longtime heavyweight contender Blaydes placed his trust in his striking in his main event bout with Chris Daukaus at UFC on ESPN 33 in Columbus, Ohio, and hit the jackpot with a second-round finish that should put him right in the thick of the title conversation at heavyweight.