Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few hours away from the upcoming UFC London: “Blaydes vs. Aspinall” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for TODAY (Sat., July 23, 2022) on ESPN+ from inside O2 Arena in London, England, featuring a five-round heavyweight main event between No. 4-ranked veteran bruiser Curtis Blaydes and fast-rising hometown hero Tom Aspinall, currently seated at No. 6 in the official rankings.
Who will blast their way into title contention later today?
HERE WE GO AGAIN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to O2 Arena in London, England, on Sat., July 23, 2022, for the second time this calendar year with a pivotal Heavyweight showdown between red-hot British standout, Tom Aspinall (No. 6), looking to punch his ticket to a future title fight at the expense of perennial division contender, Curtis Blaydes (No. 4). In UFC London’s co-main event, Jack Hermansson locks horns with Chris Curtis (not Darren Till), while local fan favorites Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann and Alexander Gustafsson, among others, also see action inside the Octagon.
Aspinall (12-2) is undefeated under the UFC banner at 5-0 with all five victories coming by way of knockout or submission. That said, the hulking Brit has yet to face a punishing wrestler like Blaydes (16-3, 1 NC), who can grind hard for all five rounds and leads the division with a staggering 62 takedowns landed. No question a victory over “Razor” will answer any questions about Aspinall’s place among the heavyweight elite.
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