Volkanovski, Cejudo, Sterling and others react to Tom Aspinall’s win at UFC London

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Tom Aspinall scored an enormous win over Alexander Volkov within the London predominant occasion, submitting the Russian heavyweight with a straight armbar within the first spherical. It was Aspinall’s fifth UFC win in a row and positively a popping out celebration because the world lastly noticed what the 28 yr previous UK native can do.

On the prime of the record of admirers have been champs like Alexander Volkanovski, Aljamain Sterling, and Henry Cejudo. ‘Triple C’ dubbed Aspinall a legit prospect whereas Sterling went as far as to declare him a title challenger. Featherweight champ Volkanovski was impressed by Aspinall’s pace, saying he strikes like a featherweight.

Tom Aspinall is so good!! So we’ll rounded and strikes like a rattling featherweight #UFCLondon

Aspinall is a legit title challenger! Nice hand pace, good TDs, nice GnP strikes, younger and enjoyable to observe! #UFCLondon

What a efficiency by Aspinall! Completely bodied a veteran in Alexander Volkov. The heavyweight division has a legit prospect! #UFCLondon

MMA supervisor Ali Abdelaziz additionally delivered accolades to Aspinall, calling him a new breed of MMA. fighters Belal Muhammad and Marlon Vera have been shocked at how straightforward Aspinall made the win look, and Megan Anderson agreed he does not battle like a typical heavyweight.

Man this guys a monster that was too straightforward heavyweight has an actual downside

Tom Aspinall doesn’t transfer like he is 252lb!! What an absolute efficiency!!! He has the potential to be an actual contender on the prime of the Heavyweight division #UFCLondon

Aspinall’s rise within the UFC has include comparatively little fanfare to the purpose the place UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou admitted not too long ago that he’d by no means heard of the UK fighter. After a efficiency like this within the UFC’s first UK occasion in two years, the highlight is certainly on Tom Aspinall now.

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Tom Aspinall known as out Tai Tuivasa following his huge win at UFC London

Together with his win over No. 6 ranked Alexander Volkov, Tom Aspinall is undoubtedly going to leap up the heavyweight rankings. Although the Manchester native solely has two years value of UFC expertise, Aspinall is not seeking to decelerate his rocket experience to the highest of the division. Following his win he known as out No. 3 ranked Tai Tuivasa.

“We drink beer within the UK, not simply Australia. So Mr. Tai Tuivasa, subsequent time you are within the UK let’s do it bro. I am prepared for it!”

Watch Tom Aspinall problem Tai Tuivasa to a battle under:

“I am born for this! The is self-belief!” ?With the largest win of his profession secured Tom Aspinall desires Tai Tuivasa subsequent! ? #UFCLondon https://t.co/BnBgRVthCH

Tai Tuivasa is coming off an enormous second spherical KO of Derrick Lewis within the co-main occasion of UFC 271 in February. That victory additionally places Tuivasa on a 5 spherical win streak with all 5 wins coming by way of knockout.


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