Sergei Pavlovich turned to potential rivals

Sergei Pavlovich turned to potential rivals

Russian fighter Sergey Pavlovich, who rose to the third line of the UFC heavyweight rating after a bright victory over Australian Tai Tuivasa, turned to potential rivals, one of whom could share the octagon with him in the next fight.

“A series of five wins by knockout in the first round. Who is next in line?” Pavlovich wrote on the social network. “We’re just moving forward. We are waiting for a lot of interesting things!”

Also, the Russian, who destroyed the opponent in less than a minute, commented on the rumors that the Australian was diagnosed with a broken nose and jaw.

“I read the news, they say Tai was seriously injured. This is a sport, and you are a great guy – I wish you a speedy recovery!”

In 54 seconds at UFC on ESPN 42 in Orlando, Pavlovich dropped Tuivasa three times and turned his face into a bloody mask before referee Dan Miragliotta stopped the fight.

Note that information about the Australian’s injuries appeared exclusively in Russian sources, and has not yet been confirmed by the Tuivasa team or foreign publications.