Tom Aspinall will get the chance to headline another card in his home country as he takes on Marcin Tybura in the main event of UFC London on July 22. The heavyweight matchup was announced by UFC president Dana White Wednesday and will be a five round affair. It’s expected to be an explosive fight between two top contenders vying for a shot at gold in the near future.
Aspinall, 29, is considered one of the brightest prospects in the heavyweight division with a 5-1 record since joining UFC back in 2021. He has picked up impressive submission wins over Alexander Volkov and Andrei Arlovski along with a knockout against Sergey Spivak earlier that year. Unfortunately, his last fight ended prematurely when he suffered a torn ACL 15 seconds after it began at last year’s UFC London card against Curtis Blaydes. Now almost exactly one year later Aspinall looks to resume his pursuit of heavyweight gold upon his return from injury
Standing across from him will be 37-year-old Polish fighter Marcin Tybura who is riding high off two consecutive victories over Blagoy Ivanov and Alexandr Romanov. The only blemish on his 7-1 record in eight recent fights came via unanimous decision at UFC 267 against Alexander Volkov just under two years ago when he dropped down to light heavyweight for one bout only. That same night saw Aspinall pick up his fifth win as part of that card but now they face each other in what promises to be an exciting clash between heavyweights eager to move up the rankings and closer towards champion status soon enough.
“I’m excited about Tom getting this opportunity,” said White while speaking about Aspinall’s main event slot during Wednesday’s announcement “Tom has all the potential in the world and I’m looking forward to seeing him back out there.” For both men this is undoubtedly huge opportunity after missing out on crucial time due to injuries or pandemic related issues over past months but now they have their chance – all that remains is for them go out there and put on an unforgettable show come July 22nd when British fans can finally enjoy some live MMA action again courtesy of their countryman Tom Aspin eand possibly witness him taking yet another step towards reaching championship level greatness.