Apr 22 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
17-1-0
KO 1
KO 1
17-3-0

The tape

32
Age
33
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
83.9" / 213 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

KOKOKOKOKO
Form
KOKOUDKOUD
17
Wins
17
14
By KO
12
82
KO%
71
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
1
Loses
3
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2014
18
Bouts
21
26
Rounds
47
1 hours, 25 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 1 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

3
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
1

Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes report

Who won Pavlovich vs Blaydes?

Sergei Pavlovich beat Curtis Blaydes by knockout in the 1st round during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

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 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out.

Sergei Pavlovich's UFC record stood at 6-2-0, while Curtis Blaydes' came in at 13-4-0.

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 32 years old.

Blaydes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pavlovich. Despite this, he had a 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 22 less professional rounds, 28 to Blaydes' 50.

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 beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious against 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 lost to 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 beaten 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 been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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 1 year, 5 months and 22 days ago, while Curtis Blaydes' last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 2 days ago.

Pavlovich's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 5 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, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 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.

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