UFC St. Petersburg: Sergei Pavlovich's uppercut flattens Marcelo Golm in 66 seconds

After stumbling in his UFC debut, Sergei Pavlovich showed what he’s all about in his sophomore octagon appearance at UFC on ESPN+ 7.

Pavlovich (13-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), the former Fight Nights Global heavyweight champion, needed just 66 seconds to stop Marcelo Golm (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) with some significant shots in the main-card matchup, which took place at Yubileyniy Arena in St. Petersburg.

The jab set up the sequence that led to the knockout, but as Pavlovich put it in his post-fight interview, it was the finishing uppercut that “crushed him.”

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Pavlovich didn’t show much of himself when he lost to Alistair Overeem in his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 141 in November. Golm was a step down in competition, but he said he’s been improving.

“I never force (the knockout),” Pavlovich said. “But after my last fight in one week I came back to training and was working hard and you can see the result today.”

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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