UFC Vegas 71 results: Highlights & recaps for Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes [UPDATED LIVE]

Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes
Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes / Amy Kaplan/FanSided MMA

Everything you need to know about UFC Vegas 71's fight card including results, highlights and recaps.

A potential future heavyweight title shot could be up for grabs when Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes collide in the main event of UFC Vegas 71.

Pavlovich, the No. 3 ranked UFC heavyweight, has been a finishing machine since his 2018 arrival to the UFC. After dropping his Octagon debut to Alistair Overeem, which remains the sole loss on Pavlovich's record, he has racked off first-round finishes of Marcelo Golm, Maurice Greene, Shamil Abdurakhimov, Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa.

Blaydes, ranked no. 4, has been consistently toward the top of the heavyweight contender ranks for years but has yet to get a title shot. Blaydes enters tonight's fight off three straight wins and victories in seven of his last eight fights. Blaydes most recently fought at UFC London in July, where his fight with Tom Aspinall ended in 15 seconds due to an injury to Aspinall.

This story will be updated live throughout the night.

UFC Vegas 71 live results [UPDATED]

UFC Vegas 71: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes Main Card (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, ESPN+)

Sergei Pavloich vs. Curtis Blaydes

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Sergei Pavloich defeated Curtis Blaydes via TKO, Round 1 - 3:08


Brad Tavares vs. Bruno Silva

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Bruno Silva defeated Brad Tavares via TKO, Round 1, 3:35


Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon declared no-contest after accidental headbutt


Iasmin Lucindo vs. Brogan Walker

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Iasmin Lucindo defeated Brogan Walker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Jeremiah Wells vs. Matthew Semelsberger

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jeremiah Wells defeated Matthew Semelsberger via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)


Rick Glenn vs. Christos Giagos

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Christos Giagos defeated Rick Glenn via KO, Round 1, 1:35


UFC Vegas 71: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes Preliminary Card (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, ESPN+)

Rani Yahya vs. Montel Jackson

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Montel Jackson defeated Rani Yahya via KO, Round 1, 3;42


Karol Rosa vs. Norma Dumont

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Norma Dumont defeated Karol Rosa via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


Mohammad Usman vs. Junior Tafa

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Mohammed Usman defeated Junior Tafa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Francis Marshall vs. William Gomis

OFFICIAL RESULTS: William Gomis defeated Francis Marshall via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)


Brady Hiestand vs. Danaa Batgerel

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Brady Hiestand defeated Danaa Batgerel via TKO, Round 3 - 4:21


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UFC Vegas 71: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.