He might not have won at the casino, but Sergei Pavlovich won at UFC Fight Night on Saturday.
The heavyweight contender moved one step closer to a title shot with a first round finish of Curtis Blaydes in the main event. The card aired live on ESPN+ from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Earlier in the day, Pavlovich was spotted at a casino slot machine. He admitted to have losing everything during the post-fight press conference, but he made up for it by earning $50,000 for a “Performance of the Night” bonus.
In the co-main event, Bruno Silva stopped Brad Tavares in the opening five minutes.
Bobby Green and Jared Gordon battled to a no-contest, while Iasmin Lucindo and Jeremiah Wells were main card winners.
UFC Fight Night Results
Sergei Pavlovich def. Curtis Blaydes via TKO (strikes) at 3:08 of Round 1
Bruno Silva def. Brad Tavares via TKO (strikes) at 3:35 of Round 1
Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon declared a no-contest
Iasmin Lucindo def. Brogan Walker-Sanchez via unanimous decision
Jeremiah Wells def. Matthew Semelsberger via split decision
Christos Giagos def. Ricky Glenn via KO (strike) at 1:35 of Round 1
Montel Jackson def. Rani Yahya via KO (strike) at 3:42 of Round 1
Norma Dumont def. Karol Rosa via unanimous decision
Mohammad Usman def. Junior Tafa via unanimous decision
William Gomis def. Francis Marshall via split decision
Brady Hiestand def. Danaa Batgerel via TKO (strikes) at 4:21 of Round 3