Pros react after Sergei Pavlovich TKO’s Derrick Lewis at UFC 277

By Chris Taylor - July 30, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 277 main card featured a highly anticipated heavyweight fight between Sergei Pavlovich and hometown favorite Derrick Lewis.

Sergei Pavlovich, Derrick Lewis, UFC 277

Pavlovich (16-1 MMA) had entered the contest on a three-fight winning streak, with all three wins coming by way of first round TKO. In his most previous effort back in March, the Russian defeated Shamil Abdurakhimov.

As for Derrick Lewis (26-10 MMA), ‘The Black Beast’ was looking to rebound when he took to the Octagon this evening. Lewis was coming off a knockout loss to Tai Tuivasa in his most previous effort this past February.

Tonight’s heavyweight clash did not make it out of the first round. Sergei Pavlovich was able to get off some big shots in the early moments of the contest, one of which dropped Derrick Lewis. Although ‘The Black Beast’ appeared to be getting back up to his feet, the referee decided he had seen enough and called a stop to the bout, much to disappointment of Lewis’ hometown crowd.

Official UFC 277 Result: Sergei Pavlovich def. Derrick Lewis via TKO at 0:55 of Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Pavlovich vs. Lewis’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Sergei Pavlovich defeating Derrick Lewis at UFC 277:

Who would you like to see Sergei Pavlovich fight next following his TKO victory over Derrick Lewis this evening in Texas? What did you think of the stoppage by referee Dan Miragliotta? Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!

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