The main event is set for the UFC Fight Night event on April 22, 2023.
According to the latest reports, no. 3 ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes will face no. 4 ranked Sergei Pavlovich in the headliner bout of the April 22 UFC Fight Night event.
UFC broadcast partner ESPN was the first one to report this news which was later confirmed by multiple other sources as well.
Curtis Blaydes is on a three-fight winning streak. His last loss came against Derrick Lewis back in February 2021. After that, he defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Chris Daukaus. He is coming off a first-round TKO win against Tom Aspinall in July 2022.
On the other hand, Sergei Pavlovich is on a five-fight winning streak, and the impressive thing is that he won all these five matches in the very first round via TKO/KO. He is coming off a first-round KO win against Tai Tuivasa. His solo UFC loss came against Alistair Overeem back in November 2018.
With Jon Jones vs Cirly Gane in line for the heavyweight title, the winner of this bout can get one step closer to getting a shot at the heavyweight title in near future.