Sergei Pavlovich’s six-fight demolition run in the UFC’s heavyweight division came to an end at UFC 295 on Saturday night when he was KO’d by Tom Aspinall in their fight for the interim title, and he’s now spoken out for the first time about it and vowed to come back stronger than ever.
“Friends! Thank you all for your support! We will work on the mistakes and come back stronger.. #UFC,” Pavlovich wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Pavlovich issued a longer statement on Telegram.
“I didn’t suffer any damage to my health, I’m fine,” Pavlovich wrote on Telegram. “Tom turned out to be faster, I was unlucky to hit him right away, but he turned out to be more accurate. Decided to take one hit. I’ll be back in the cage soon, I want to be active and perform so I can have a chance to fight for the belt again. This is my goal and we will get there! I see your support, thank you all!”
Prior to their short-notice fight in the co-main event of UFC 295, Aspinall had admitted that he saw Pavlovich as the scariest man in the division, and it isn’t hard to see why as the 31-year-old Russian had finished all six of his previous opponent via strikes inside the first round, including the likes of Derrick Lewis, Tai Tuivasa and Curtis Blaydes.
Aspinall had also been compiling a formidable run in the promotion too though, and he was able to land big punches to the temple of Pavlovich in the early stages of the fight to knockout his opponent in just 69 seconds.
However, given that they are still both relatively young by heavyweight standards there’s every chance that these two will clash again in the future.