“Of course I saw the news that Gan got another title shot against Jones,” the American wrote on the social network. “Most likely, I will get Pavlovich, who just beat Tuivasa, and that suits me. As long as my opponent is ahead of me in the rankings, I’m ready to fight. I hope it only takes one win for me to get a title shot.”
31-year-old Curtis Blades is on a three-win streak, the last of which he won last July at UFC Fight Night 208 in London, where his opponent, Tom Aspinall, suffered a knee injury in the 15th second of the match and was unable to continue. the fight.
Sergei Pavlovich, 30, is on an impressive five-fight streak in the UFC, knocking out Australian Tai Tuivasa in less than a minute in his last fight.
Recall that the heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Cyril Gan on March 4 will headline the UFC 285 tournament in Las Vegas, and the vacant champion title, vacated by Francis Ngannou, who left the organization, will be at stake in the fight.