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UFC Vegas 71 bonuses: Sergei Pavlovich leads $50K winners with scary knockout finish

UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich v Blaydes Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Sergei Pavlovich cashed in earlier tonight (Sat., April 22, 2023) at UFC Vegas 71 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, ending heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes with a vicious first-round TKO in the main event.

In addition to the heavyweight headliner, a long list of high-octane fights and memorable finishes unraveled throughout the UFC Vegas 71 card. Check them out below and let us know your favorite:

  • A lightweight matchup between Bobby Green and Jared Gordon unfortunately ended in an accidental headbutt (see HERE)
  • Rising bantamweight contender Montel Jackson scored a huge first-round knockout finish over Brazilian veteran Rani Yahya
  • Christos Giagos ended a two-fight losing skid with a blistering first-round knockout stoppage against Ricky Glenn
  • Middleweight finisher Bruno Silva returned to the win column against Brad Tavares with a vicious TKO stoppage in the co-main event
  • Young bantamweight prospect Brady Hiestand stunned Danaa Batgerel with a comeback TKO (watch HERE)

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Vegas 71 post-fight bonus winners below:

Performance of the Night: Sergei Pavlovich

Performance of the Night: Bruno Silva

Performance of the Night: Christos Giagos

Performance of the Night: Montel Jackson

For complete UFC Vegas 71 results and coverage click here.

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