UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes live results, highlights, discussion

Check out the results and highlights from the UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes card.

By: Eddie Mercado | 1 month ago
UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes live results, highlights, discussion
April 21, 2023, Las Vegas, NV, LAS VEGAS, NV, United States: LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: L-R Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes face-off following the official weigh-ins at Sante Fe Station Hotel Casino for UFC Fight Night - Vegas 71 - Pavlovich vs Blaydes - Weigh-ins on April 21, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV, United States. Las Vegas, NV United States - ZUMAp175 20230421_zsa_p175_081 Copyright: xLouisxGrassex

Check back in here to see what’s happening on the UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, which is transpiring from the familiar APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Start time is 4:30pm ET.

The event’s marquee matchup will involve top-5 heavyweights when the #3 ranked, Sergei Pavlovich, meets the #4 ranked, Curtis Blaydes. Pavlovich has been on quite the mean streak as of late, but now he has one of the very best wrestlers in the division standing across from him.

The co-main event of the evening has longtime UFC middleweight Brad Tavares taking on fellow striker, Bruno Silva. Also on the undercard, the always-entertaining Bobby Green mixes it up with the ever-tough Jared Gordon.

The prelims begin at 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT, immediately followed by the regular main card at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT. Both broadcasts can be streamed on ESPN+.

UFC Vegas 71 fight card

Main card

  • Sergei Pavlovich def. Curtis Blaydes by TKO at 3:08 of round 1: Heavyweight
  • Bruno Silva def. Brad Tavares by KO at 3:35 of round 1: Middleweight
  • Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon is ruled a no contest due to accidental clash of heads at 4:35 of round 1: Lightweight
  • Iasmin Lucindo def. Brogan Walker by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): (W) Flyweight
  • Jeremiah Wells def. Matt Semelsberger by split decision (30-27 x2, 28-29): Welterweight


  • Christos Giagos def. Ricky Glenn by KO at 1:35 of round 1: Lightweight
  • Montel Jackson def. Rani Yahya by KO at 3:42 of round 1: Bantamweight
  • Norma Dumont def. Karol Rosa by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): (W) Featherweight
  • Mohammed Usman def. Junior Tafa by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): Heavyweight
  • William Gomis def. Francis Marshall by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29): Featherweight
  • Brady Hiestand def. Batgerel Danaa by TKO at 4:21 of round 3: Bantamweight
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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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