Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall Locked In For UFC London Main Event in July

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A main lawsuit is locked successful for July’s UFC London card, and Tom Aspinall volition erstwhile again apical the show.

Aspinall (12-2), who headlined the UFC’s instrumentality to London this past March, closes the amusement connected July 23 against Curtis Blaydes (16-3, 1NC). Both fighters had teased a large match-up coming up, with The MMA Hour archetypal to study the promotion’s program to marque the combat official.

Cageside Press confirmed the match-up with a root acquainted with the concern connected Saturday.

England’s Aspinall is undefeated since joining the UFC successful 2020, posting a 5-0 grounds since that point. That’s landed him astatine the #6 spot successful the heavyweight division; on the way, he’s picked up wins implicit ex-champ Andrei Arlovski, Russian contender Alexander Volkov, and others.

All 5 of Aspinall’s UFC wins person travel wrong the distance, a substance of submissions and knockouts.

At #4 successful the value class, “Razor” Blaydes has been flirting with the rubric representation for immoderate clip now. He’s won 2 straight, against Chris Daukaus and Jair Rozenstruik. Blaydes’ lone nonaccomplishment since 2018 came astatine the hands of Derrick Lewis past year.

The 2nd travel to London, England for the UFC successful 2022 takes spot connected July 23, astatine the O2 Arena. The pursuing bouts person been reported for the lawsuit frankincense far.

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