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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