UFC Vegas 71 Results: Sergei Pavlovich knocks out Curtis Blaydes
23 April 2023
On Sunday, April 23, UFC FIGHT NIGHT: PAVLOVICH vs. BLAYDES or UFC Vegas 71 was broadcast live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas throughout Asia.
The crucial heavyweight matchup between Curtis Blaydes and Sergei Pavlovich, rated #3 and #4, was plenty of action. Pavlovich kept his word and delivered a series of hard blows that prevented Blaydes from completing a takedown. He defeated the opponent with a left-right combination in the opening round, and following his sixth first-round KO.
"Thank you for everyone who was rooting for me, you don't know how hard I was working. Usually, it's the strikers that get bonuses, not the people who finish on the ground. Hopefully, I get the bonus this time as well. And hey, where's my belt?,” he said after the win.
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At the opening bell, middleweights Brad Tavares and Bruno Silva exchanged powerful blows. Silva gave Tavares a knee to the jaw in the opening round, knocked him to the ground with a right punch, and the referee stopped the fight.
You can see the complete results below.
- Performance Of The Night: Sergei Pavlovich
- Performance Of The Night: Bruno Silva
- Performance Of The Night: Christos Giagos
- Performance Of The Night: Montel Jackson
- Sergei Pavlovich defeats Curtis Blaydes by TKO (strikes) at 3:08 of Round 1
- Bruno Silva defeats Brad Tavares by TKO (strikes) at 3:35 of Round 1
- Bobby Green and Jared Gordon is declared a No Contest (accidental clash of heads) at 4:35 of Round 1
- Iasmin Lucindo defeats Brogan Walker by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jeremiah Wells (30-27, 30-27) defeats Matthew Semelsberger (29-28) by split decision
- Christos Giagos defeats Ricky Glenn by KO (left hand) at 1:35 of Round 1
- Montel Jackson defeats Rani Yahya by KO (punches) at 3:42 of Round 1
- Norma Dumont defeats Karol Rosa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mohammad Usman defeats Junior Tafa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- William Gomis (29-28, 29-28) defeats Francis Marshall (29-28) by split decision
- Brady Hiestand defeats Batgerel Danaa by TKO (punches) at 4:21 of Round 3
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