English heavyweight hero Tom Aspinall blasted past Marcin Tybura in just over one minute, then set his sights on a shot at UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Tom Aspinall is back. The English heavyweight, whose career was put on the shelf for a year after damaging his knee in a London main event against Curtis Blaydes almost a year ago to the day, returned in spectacular fashion at The O2 Arena.
The fighters took to the scale at the official weigh-ins ahead of UFC London, with the two heavyweights set for action in the main event combining for a 504-pound clash.
With a lengthy UFC tenure and more than 30 professional fights to his name, Andre Fili could quite legitimately be called a veteran. But, despite his vast experience, the UFC featherweight says there's still plenty more gas in the tank.
Tom Aspinall says he’s ready for Jon Jones, but is taking Marcin Tybura ‘extremely, extremely seriously’ at UFC London
All eyes will be on Tom Aspinall as he makes his return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC London this weekend, where he hopes to show the world that he’s ready to challenge for championship gold in 2024.
He isn't quite there yet, but Tom Aspinall has his sights set on a shot at the UFC heavyweight title, and Dana White has given a strong hint that victory this weekend could push him right into the title conversation for 2024.
For the second year in a row, the UFC Octagon is set for a second event in London, England with the promotion set to return to The O2 Arena for a UFC Fight Night event on Saturday, July 22.