UFC’s strongest striker Pavlovic vs strongest wrestler Blaze, heavyweight head-to-head clash

UFC Heavyweight’s strongest striker and strongest wrestler face off.

Sergei Pavlovic (30, Russia) and Curtis Blaze (32, USA) face off in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Pavlovic vs Blaze’ held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 23rd (Korean time).

Blaze is one of the best wrestlers in the UFC heavyweight division. He recorded a total of 62 takedowns and had a total top position possession time of 1 hour and 6 minutes. All of them are overwhelmingly #1 in the UFC heavyweight division. A former National College Athletic Association (NJCAA) champion, her main weapon is the double leg takedown using overwhelming power.

Against this, Pavlovic is the strongest striker in the UFC heavyweight division. He is hitting 8.07 blows per minute and is averaging 6.67 knockdowns per 15 minutes. He is one of the most punchy fighters in UFC heavyweight history. All of his last 5 fights ended in first round KO (TKO) victories.

But there is an element of anxiety. Wrestling and ground defense. Pavlovic lost by TKO after being taken down by Alistair Overeem (42, Netherlands) in her UFC debut match.안전놀이터

So, the key to this match is whether Pavlovic can block the Blaze’s takedown.

“My wrestling is a big threat to other fighters. If you don’t think that way, then you don’t understand mixed martial arts,” Blaze says. hit

Pavlovic also practiced wrestling for 12 years, starting at the age of five. In his UFC debut, he struggled with wrestling, but he thinks it was just octagonal dystrophy that rookies often suffer from.

“We’ll soon see if he can take me down or not,” Pavlovic said confidently.

The winner of this match is likely to be the next UFC heavyweight title contender. Pavlovic is ranked #3 in the heavyweight division, and Blaze is #4. With 5 consecutive wins and 3 consecutive wins, respectively, the winner is qualified.

The Blaze made no secret of their title shot ambitions. “If I win this time, I’ll wait (for the title shot), no matter who the opponent is, whether it’s (John) Jones or (Stefan) Miocic or Brock Lesnar,” he said.

On the other hand, Pavlovic said, “I don’t want to go too far ahead. I will focus only on the game given in front of me.”

Meanwhile, in the co-main event, Korean-American fighter Brad Tavares (35, USA) clashes with Bruno Silva (33, Brazil) in the middleweight division. Tavares is a descendant of Koreans who migrated to Hawaii in the early 20th century.

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