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#3 Heavyweight Division

Sergei Pavlovich

Heavyweight Division

18-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Sergei Pavlovich

athlete record


Learn more about Sergei Pavlovich's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 24, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014
  • 15 wins by KO
  • 15 first round finishes
  • Seven wins in 1:15 or less

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Pavlovich was knocked out by Tom Aspinall at 1:09 of the first round in a fight for the interim UFC heavyweight title

UFC Fight Night (4/22/23)  Pavlovich stopped Curtis Blaydes via strikes at 3:08 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Pavlovich stopped Tai Tuivasa via strikes at :54 of the first round 

UFC 277 (7/30/22) Pavlovich stopped Derrick Lewis via strikes at :55 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Pavlovich stopped Shamil Abdurakhimov via strikes at 4:03 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/26/19) Pavlovich stopped Maurice Greene via strikes at 2:11 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (4/20/19) Pavlovich knocked out Marcelo Golm at 1:06 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Pavlovich was stopped by Alistair Overeem via strikes at 4:21 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been training my entire life, but as soon as I turned pro I took it to another level

What ranks and titles have you held? Universal Fighting world and European champion. Fight Nights Global heavyweight champion of the world twice.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a big opportunity for me and it’s also a big step forward for my fighting career.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I’m still studying.

Favorite grappling technique: I like to practice BJJ; I learn a lot of techniques from it. My favorite ones are rear naked choke and kimura armlock

Favorite Striking technique: In the standup game I prefer boxing - classic combinations of jabs, hooks, uppercuts, etc.