Pavlovich, KO in the first round and aims for the belt

Sergei Pavlovich put it all on the table and showed that he has a lot to offer. The Russian knocked out Curtis Blaydes this morning in the first round at UFC Vegas 71 in the heavyweight duel of the night. Pavlovich shows that he deserves a chance to fight for the division belt, which is currently held by Jon Jones.

The Russian took only three minutes to finish off Blaydes. They began by trading blows as they moved around the Octagon. The hands were so hard that either one of them could have gone to the ground. Pavlovich put up a gear, and advanced looking for the attack. It was the American who fell to the canvasbut recovered.

Pavlovich smelled blood and kept pressing. He landed a combination on Blaydes, who tried to take the fight to the ground, but did not get the takedown. The Russian kept throwing punches at him. With a series of punches he sent him to the canvas, and the referee stopped the fight due to Pavlovich’s superiority.

The Russian came like number three in the heavyweight rankings and with an racha of five consecutive wins in the first round. Add yet another achievement to the list, as it is the biggest in the division. He wants the championship belt, and he doesn’t hesitate to challenge Jon Jones for it. He has shown that he is a fighter to be reckoned with and could be the champion of the category.

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