UFC heavyweight No. 3 Sergei Pavlovich (30, Russia) won 6 consecutive 1st round KO (TKO) and demanded a title shot.
According to the UFC on the 29th, Pavlovic won the UFC Fight Night: Pavlovic vs. Blaze main event held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 23rd (Korean time), by punch TKO victory over No. 4 heavyweight Curtis Blaze (32, USA). Reaped.
It didn’t go beyond the 1st round. Pavlovic struggled against Blaze’s right hand counter in the beginning, but turned the tide by getting a knockdown with an overhand hook.
Afterwards, he put in a concise jab first hit, accumulated damage to the Blaze, and finished with a series of hits.
Six consecutive first-round KOs (TKOs) are the first in UFC history. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (53, USA)’s 7th consecutive TKO victory is also in front of our eyes.
It took only 12 minutes and 17 seconds for Pavlovic’s six-game winning streak. The average per game is 2 minutes and 3 seconds.
“To be honest, I was preparing to finish the entire 5th round,” Pavlovic said at the press conference after the match.
Blaze, who boasts the most takedowns and longest control time in UFC heavyweight history, came up with a striking strategy that was not wrestling.
Pavlovic mentioned the trauma of the Blaze’s fight against Derek Lewis (38, USA). The Blaze fainted after being countered with an uppercut while attempting a takedown on Lewis in 2021.
“I thought the only way Blaze could take me down was to do a double leg takedown with a deep lean,” Pavlovic said. “But he knew it was risky because he had been KO’d before.” .바카라사이트
Pavlovic announced that he would wait for the winner of the heavyweight title fight between UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones (35, USA) and former champion Stipe Miocic (40, USA), which will take place in the second half of this year.
He said, “All I want is a championship belt, and I want to get this belt because it’s a dream since I was young.” With this victory, Pavlovic recorded a total of 18 wins and 1 loss (UFC 6 wins and 1 loss).
Since heavyweight No. 1 Cyril Gaan (33, France) lost to Jon Jones at UFC 285 last month, Pavlovic, who beat No. 4 Blaze, is likely to receive his next title shot.