The heavyweight division has a new name ready to become a top contender. At UFC on ESPN 42, Sergei Pavlovich made quick work of Tai Tuivasa, finishing the fan-favorite brawler in less than a minute . The result was his sixth-straight first-round finish, while taking out his second big name after former title challenger Derrick Lewis in July. This week, he claims the No. 3 spot in the heavyweight division. Also making moves this week is middleweight Roman Dolidze .
USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Dec. 6: Sergei Pavlovich among heavyweight elite – MMA Junkie