Sergey Spivak
Polar Bear


Dominates in win
February 20, 2021
Spivak defeated Jared Vanderaa via TKO (punches) at 4:32 of Round 2 at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Vanderaa had some success pressuring Spivak in the very early going, but once Spivak took the fight to the ground, it was one-way traffic. Spivak was able to dominate via control and ground and pound in Rounds 1 and 2, which led to Vanderaa bleeding excessively on his face. Vanderaa covered up while Spivak was dominant towards Round 2, and the referee signaled the stoppage.
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Fight with Vanderaa rebooked
January 4, 2021
Spivak and Jared Vanderaa agreed Monday to rebook their heavyweight fight for the UFC's Feb. 20 event, Mike Heck of reports.
The two fighters were slated to square off at UFC 256 in December, but the bout was cancelled due to Vanderaa's positive COVID-19 test. Vanderaa has apparently recovered from the virus without issue, so both fighters will finally get the chance to meet one another in the Octagon just over two months later.
No longer fighting Vanderaa
December 10, 2020
Spivak will no longer face Jared Vanderaa at UFC 256 on Saturday after Vanderaa tested positive for COVID-19, Farah Hannoun of reports.
Spivak was slated to make his first appearance since July, but the fight is in jeopardy following Vanderaa's positive test for COVID-19. The promotion hasn't yet announced whether it will find a replacement to face Spivak, but there isn't much time to do so with weigh-ins less than 24 hours away.
Targeted for UFC 256
November 6, 2020
Spivak (undisclosed) is being targeted to face Jared Vanderaa in a heavyweight matchup at UFC 256 on Dec. 12, reports.
Spivak was slated to fight in early October, but he was forced to withdraw for an undisclosed reason. He's alternated wins and losses over his first four fights under the UFC banner, most recently defeating Carlos Felipe via majority decision in July. Vanderaa defeated Harry Hunsucker via TKO (ground and pound) at Dana White's Contender Series on Wednesday, and he called for a matchup against Spivak after earning a contract. Vanderaa has advantages in both height and reach.
Out of fight on Oct. 10
October 1, 2020
Spivak has withdrawn from his fight against Tom Aspinall, the La Sueur podcast reports.
It's not clear at this point why Spivak had to withdraw, but Aspinall will now take on Alan Baudot on the Oct. 10 card. Spivak will look to go over .500 when he gets in the Octagon next for his fifth UFC bout.
Books fight with Aspinall
September 1, 2020
The UFC announced Tuesday that Spivak (11-2-0) will face Tom Aspinall (8-2-0) in a heavyweight fight during the promotion's Oct. 10 event.
"Polar Bear" has gone 2-2 since making his UFC debut in May 2019, alternating losses with wins. The 25-year-old will be facing an ascending opponent in Aspinall, who has won four fights in a row, with his most recent victory coming in his UFC debut back in July.