When Sergei Pavlovich defeated Derrick Lewis in the co-main event of UFC 277, it was perhaps the greatest win of his career.
Despite the fact that referee Dan Miragliotta’s decision to halt the bout early was questioned, there’s little doubt Pavlovich put Lewis down with his hands in the first round. Pavlovich is 16-1 in MMA and 4-1 in the UFC.
Who should Pavlovich fight next on his way up the UFC’s heavyweight ladder — and what is his ceiling? Pavlovich is 16-1 with 13 finishes, including 11 in the first round.
When we asked Matthew Wells, Brian ‘Goze’ Garcia and Danny Segura and presenter ‘Gorgeous George Garcia’ for their thoughts on the ‘Spin Back Clique’ panel, they all agreed he has a high ceiling.