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Who won Pavlovich vs Blaydes?
Sergei Pavlovich beat Curtis Blaydes by during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sergei Pavlovich.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Pavlovich vs Blaydes stats
Sergei Pavlovich stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Curtis Blaydes made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pavlovich had an advantage in power over Blaydes, with a 82% knock out percentage over Blaydes' 71%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Pavlovich and Blaydes would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Sergei Pavlovich was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Blaydes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pavlovich. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Pavlovich was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 months later than Blaydes, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 27 to Blaydes' 48.
Pavlovich vs Blaydes form
Sergei Pavlovich had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Derrick Lewis at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Marcelo Golm at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
He had been beaten by Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
Blaydes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Tom Aspinall at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Curtis Blaydes had been fighting more than Sergei Pavlovich.
Going to this contest, Sergei Pavlovich had last fought 9 months and 20 days ago, while Curtis Blaydes' last outing had been 1 year and 2 months ago.
Pavlovich's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pavlovich vs Blaydes?
Sergei Pavlovich was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Curtis Blaydes made his way into the ring at 31/50 (-160) with oddsmakers.