|Born|| (1992-05-13) May 13, 1992|
Orlovsky 11, Orlovsky District, Rostov Oblast, Russia
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||238 lb (108 kg; 17 st 0 lb)|
|Reach||84 in (213 cm)|
|Style||Armeyskiy Rukopashniy Boy, Combat sambo|
|Fighting out of||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Team||Eagles MMA Moscow|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Sergei Pavlovich (born May 13, 1992) is a Russian mixed martial artist (MMA). He was the former Fight Nights Global heavyweight champion and currently competes in the Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of March 21, 2022, he is #11 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Sergey was born in 1992 in the village of Orlovsky, Rostov Oblast. At the age of 5, Pavlovich began to engage in Greco-Roman wrestling under the guidance of coach Alexander Fedorovich Aloyan. He was engaged in wrestling until the 11th grade. After serving in the army, he began to engage in army hand-to-hand fighting and combat sambo.
Mixed martial arts career
Fight Nights Global
Pavlovich started his professional MMA career in 2014 under the Fight Nights Global promotion, under which he won 12 fights without suffering a single defeat. On June 2, 2017, in a fight against Mikhail Mokhnatkin, he won the heavyweight title by winning by unanimous decision. On November 19, 2017, he defended his heavyweight title in a fight against Kirill Sidelnikov.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Pavlovich was expected to face Tom Aspinall on September 4, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191. However, Pavlovich pulled out a week before the contest due to visa issues and was replaced by Sergey Spivak.
Pavlovich faced Shamil Abdurakhimov on March 19, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 204. He won the fight via technical knockout in round one. With this win, he received the Performance of the Night award.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight Nights Global
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||15 wins||1 loss|
|Win||15–1||Shamil Abdurakhimov||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall||March 19, 2022||1||4:03||London, England||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||14–1||Maurice Greene||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren||October 26, 2019||1||2:11||Kallang, Singapore|
|Win||13–1||Marcelo Golm||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik||April 20, 2019||1||1:06||St. Petersburg, Russia||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||12–1||Alistair Overeem||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2||November 24, 2018||1||4:21||Beijing, China|
|Win||12–0||Kirill Sidelnikov||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights Global 79||November 19, 2017||1||2:45||Penza, Russia||Defended the FNG Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||11–0||Mikhail Mokhnatkin||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Nights Global 68||June 2, 2017||5||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia||Won the inaugural FNG Heavyweight Championship. Heavyweight Grand Prix Final.|
|Win||10–0||Alexei Kudin||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Nights Global 54||November 16, 2016||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia||Heavyweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals.|
|Win||9–0||Akhmedshaikh Gelegaev||TKO (knee and punches)||Fight Nights Global 51||September 25, 2016||1||3:35||Kaspiysk, Russia|
|Win||8–0||Chaban Ka||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights Global 50||June 17, 2016||1||1:54||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Magomedbag Agaev||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Nights Global 46||April 29, 2016||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Ruben Wolf||TKO (punches)||EFN: Fight Nights Moscow||December 11, 2015||1||2:02||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Sultan Murtazaliev||TKO (punches)||EFN: Fight Nights Dagestan||September 25, 2015||1||0:59||Kaspiysk, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Vladimir Daineko||TKO (punch)||Fight Nights: Sochi||July 31, 2015||1||0:24||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Ilja Škondrič||TKO (punches)||Full Fight 1: Slovakia and Czech vs. Russia||May 30, 2015||1||1:15||Banská Bystrica, Slovakia|
|Win||2–0||Sergey Buinachev||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights: Cup of Moscow||March 21, 2015||1||0:20||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Alexander Derevyanko||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 18||December 20, 2014||1||3:52||Moscow, Russia||Heavyweight debut.|
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