Everything You Need To Know About UFC Fight Night 222: Pavlovich Vs Blaydes

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07:00, 20 Apr 2023

It’s about to get heavy in Vegas, as battling big men Curtis Blaydes and Sergei Pavlovich meet at UFC Fight Night 222. Each man boasts serious knockout power, with Pavlovich in particular rarely letting a foe hear the final bell. A well-matched battle between the third and fourth-ranked fighters in the heavyweight division, expect current UFC Champion Jon Jones to be watching this one with interest.

Interest is not in short supply over the course of the rest of the card either. Tough middleweight veteran Brad Tavares gets it on with former M-1 Champion Bruno Silva in the co-main event. The lightweights take centre stage as Bobby Green looks to break a two-fight funk against Paddy Pimblett-victim Jared Gordon. There’s also outings for Brogan Walker-Sanchez and Jeremiah Wells.

Here’s everything you need to know about a hot night under the lights in the Nevada desert. 

Where: UFC Apex, Paradise, Nevada

When: Saturday 22nd April 2023, 10pm UK time

How To Watch: BT Sport 1HD

Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Orlovsky, Rostov Oblast, Russia

Age: 30

Record: 17-1

Height: 6’3” 

Reach: 84’’ 

Stance: Southpaw

Last Fight: Pavlovich needed just 54 seconds to knock out popular Australian Tai Tuivasa back in December. The Russian earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.


Place Of Birth: Lakewood, Colorado, United States 

Age: 31 

Alias: Razor 

Record: 15-3-1 

Height: 6’4’’ 

Reach: 80”

Last fight: Blaydes’ last fight ended in bizarre circumstances. Brit Tom Aspinall landed a kick and as he put his foot back down, incurred a knee injury that stopped the fight in 15 seconds. The bout went down as a TKO victory for Blaydes, but in circumstances neither man would have wanted.

Full Fight Card: 

Main Card

Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes

Brad Tavares vs. Bruno Silva

Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon

Iasmin Lucindo vs. Brogan Walker-Sanchez

Jeremiah Wells vs. Matthew Semelsberger 

Preliminary Card

Ricky Glenn vs. Christos Giagos

Rani Yahya vs. Montel Jackson

Karol Rosa vs. Norma Dumont

Mohammad Usman vs. Junior Tafa

Francis Marshall vs. William Gomis

Priscila Cachoeira vs. Karine Silva

Brady Hiestand vs. Danaa Batgerel

pavlovich 11/8 to beat blaydes via betfred*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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