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Pavlovich and Marcelo
Golm are two talented prospects who stumbled early in their UFC
careers. But all is not lost, and they have a chance to prove their
worth against each other at
UFC Fight Night 149. Their heavyweight clash will take place at
the Yubileyny Sports Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 20.
Read about the numbers that make their pairing one of the card’s
most exciting bouts.
Age and experience
Pavlovich and Golm are both 26, with the former a little bit more
experienced in professional mixed martial arts. After debuting in
December 2014, Pavlovich went 12-0 before joining the UFC where he
met and lost to Alistair
Overeem in his very first fight. Golm debuted on April 2015,
and just like Pavlovich, went undefeated at 5-0 before entering the
Octagon. In his promotional debut, he submitted Christian
Colombo but failed to sustain the momentum as he dropped his
next two bouts to Timothy
Johnson and Arjan
With all six of his victories coming via stoppage, Brazil’s Golm is
quite the finisher. He holds five wins by KO or TKO and one by
submission. But what’s more impressive is the fact that all those
conquests required only one round, two of which needed just a
minute. Pavlovich, likewise, is a quick finisher with a finishing
rate of 75 percent. He currently has 12 wins, nine of which came
via KO or TKO and three by decision. He has three victories that
ended in the first round.
Pavlovich made his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 141.
Unfortunately for him, Overeem was the one tasked to welcome him.
The former Fight Nights Global heavyweight king was stopped by “The
Demolition Man” with less than a minute remaining in the first
round. But there’s no shame in losing to such a high-profile
veteran especially on a maiden bout. Unlike Pavlovich, Golm was
successful in his promotional debut. But as aforementioned, he has
since lost two straight and both were by decision.
Arm and leg reach
With 84 inches of arm reach and 45 inches of leg reach, Pavlovich
is one of the heavyweight division’s lengthier combatants, and this
advantage continues to serve him well. Shorter in reach but not
less dangerous is Golm, who has an arm reach of 75.5 inches and leg
reach of 42.5 inches.