Tom Aspinall


Facing Abdurakhimov in March
November 2, 2021
Aspinall (hand) will fight Shamil Abdurakhimov (head) in a heavyweight bout at UFC's March 19 event, Brett Okamoto of reports.
Aspinall is 4-0 since debuting for the UFC last summer and is coming off a TKO (strikes) victory over Sergey Spivac in September, and he'll attempt to continue his strong showing in March. Abdurakhimov entered the Octagon in September for the first time since 2019, but he was beat down by Chris Daukaus and lost via TKO (strikes), bringing his losing streak to two bouts.
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Picks up hand injury
September 8, 2021
Aspinall is facing a six-month medical suspension, reports.
Aspiinall was able to defeat Serghei Spivac by TKO in Round 1 last Saturday. He will need clearance on his left hand if he wants to fight against before next March, however.
Ascent to top continues
September 4, 2021
Aspinall defeated Sergey Spivac via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It's quite clear at this point Aspinall is a legitimate contender. He has quickly established himself as one of the brightest prospects in the sport today, and his latest triumph was another work of brilliance. Set to defend a takedown attempt from Spivac, Aspinall stopped his opponent's momentum and smashed him with an elbow. He immediately pounced on Spivac after seeing the damage the shot did and hammered him until referee Mark Smith had finally seen enough. The seamless finish ultimately earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. Aspinall has fought for the UFC four times since debuting in July 2020, posting an undefeated record with four stoppage wins. Big things are coming for the 28-year-old Englishman.
Now fighting Spivak
August 28, 2021
Aspinall will fight Sergey Spivac in a heavyweight matchup at UFC Vegas 36 on Sept. 4, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Aspinall's previous opponent, Sergei Pavlovich, withdrew due to visa issues, but it didn't take long for Spivac to step in. Each fighter has won their last three UFC bouts, though Aspinall has accumulated all of those victories by stoppage, with two Performance of the Night bonuses along the way. In this fight, Aspinall will stand two inches taller, with both men sporting a 78-inch reach. Early oddsmakers project Aspinall as a betting favorite of roughly -280.
Needs new opponent
August 28, 2021
Aspinall needs a new opponent for next Saturday's event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas after Sergei Pavlovich withdrew due to visa complications, Nolan King of MMA Junkie reports.
The UFC is currently working to find Aspinall a replacement in time for next Saturday. The UFC has encountered tons of lineup changes due to visa issues and travel restrictions once they switched the venue from England to Las Vegas. Aspinall is looking to go a perfect 4-for-4 since entering the UFC if the promotion can book him a new fighter. He's finished all three of his prior outings via knockout.
Sept. 4 fight with Pavlovich on tap
August 11, 2021
Aspinall (10-2-0) is scheduled to face Sergei Pavlovich (14-1-0) in a heavyweight fight Sept. 4 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Aspinall has enjoyed a brilliant start to his UFC career since signing with the promotion last summer, claiming comfortable victories over Andrei Arlovski, Alan Baudot and Jake Collier. Pavolovich, meanwhile, returns to the Octagon riding a two-fight winning streak, but he hasn't competed since 2019.