UFC Vegas 71: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes weigh-in results

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UFC Vegas 71: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes official weigh-in results.

The UFC APEX Octagon will be tested on Saturday when two heavyweight titans Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes battle it out in what could seal the deal on who is next in line for heavyweight gold.

Often overlooked as a title challenger, Blaydes has a chance to finally become a potential number one contender for a championship that has eluded him for quite some time. Now with his kryptonite fighter Francis Ngannou out of the picture, only Pavlovich stands in his way.

Pavlovich rose up the heavyweight ranks with pure destruction in his knock out power. What an exciting match up Pavlovich has, standing across the Octagon on Saturday from the well-rounded Blaydes. If he continues his knockout win streak, Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic might have a problem on their hands. 

It is unfortunate that UFC Vegas 71 lost an exciting co-main fight between Ricky Simon and Yadong Song, as this bantamweight matchup will be moved to the UFC Fight Night 223 main event. 

UFC Vegas 71 on paper is somewhat of a sleeper fight card but there are so many exciting matchups that could steal the show this Saturday.

UFC Vegas 71 main card | ESPN + | 7 p.m ET

    Sergei Pavlovich (260.5) vs. Curtis Blaydes (262.5)

    Brad Tavares (185) vs. Bruno Silva (186)

    Bobby Green (156) vs. Jared Gordon (155.5)

    Iasmin Lucindo (126) vs. Brogan Walker (126)

    Jeremiah Wells (171) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (171)

UFC Vegas 71 preliminary card | ESPN + | 4 p.m ET

    Rick Glenn (155.5) vs. Christos Giagos (155.5)

    Rani Yahya (136) vs. Montel Jackson (136)

    Karol Rosa (144.5) vs. Norma Dumont (145)

    Mohammed Usman (239.5) vs. Junior Tafa (252)

    Francis Marshall (146) vs. William Gomis (147)

    Priscila Cachoeira (130) vs. Karine Silva (126)

    Brady Hiestand (136) vs. Danaa Batgerel (136)

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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.