MMA

Russia’s Sergey Pavlovich earns 1st UFC win at ‘UFC Fight Night 149’ in St. Petersburg, Russia

Sergey Pavlovich, 26, of Orlovsky, Rostov Oblast, Russia was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 149.” It was his first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 11 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC Fight Night 149” took place at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia on April 20, 2019. In the ninth bout of the evening, Pavlovich fought Marcelo Golm, 26, of Sao Paulo, Brazi in the heavyweight division.

Leon Roberts served as the referee. He put a stop to the heavyweight contest after 1 minute and 6 seconds when Pavlovich knocked out Golm via punches.

Set up by a jab and a volley of hooks, Pavlovich followed an overhand right by a right uppercut to finish Golm. For his performance, the Russian contender won the Performance of the Night along with Magomed Mustafaev, 30, of Soci, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 149” improved Pavlovich’s professional MMA record to 13 wins and 1 losses. On the other hand, Golm now has 6 wins and 3 losses.

At “UFC Fight Night 149,” Pavlovich was one of the 10 hometown heroes who competed while Golm was one of the two representatives of Brazil. Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea and the U.S. were also represented.

As an MMA fighter, Pavlovich has been competing professionally since 2014. He is a former Fight Nights Global heavyweight champion.

From 2014 to 2017, Pavlovich competed in Fight Nights Global and maintained an unblemished record. He joined the UFC in 2018.

When Pavlovich made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 141” on November 24, 2018 at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, he faced Alistair “The Demolotion Man” Overeem, 38, of the Netherlands. The Dutch contender knocked out the Russian fighter via ground and pound, which marked the first ever professional MMA loss of the latter.

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 149,” Overeem knocked out Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik, 41, of Moscow, Russia via knees and ground and pound. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Pavlovich:

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