UFC announces London headliner between Tom Aspinall and Marcin Tybura

The UFC is heading back to London in July and this morning, Dana White announced the main event. Per White, the main event will be a heavyweight matchup between England’s own Tom Aspinall (12-3) and tenth ranked Marcin Tybura (24-7).

The card takes place at the 02 Arena on July 22nd. For Tybura, this is a massive opportunity for him. Halfway through 2021, Tybura looked like he was on the verge of title contention. He had won five fights in a row and was taking on Alexander Volkov.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good performance from Tybura and he lost a unanimous decision. Following that, he took on the previously unbeaten Alexandr Romanov and handed him his first loss of his career. Most recently, Tybura defeated Blagoy Ivanov at a UFC Fight Night on February 4th.

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Tom Aspinall came into the UFC like a bat out of Hell. He won his first five fights and not a single fight saw the third round. Hell, only one of those fights saw the second round and that fight ended just a minute into the second round with he submitted former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.

Last July, Aspinall headlined a UFC event in London. He was taking on Curtis Blaydes and many thought he would be in line for a title shot had he won. Well, 15 seconds into the fight, Aspinall went down with a serious knee injury and the fight was over.

Surgery and rehab followed. Now, Aspinall is back and ready to go. He will make his return almost exactly a year removed from the fight against Blaydes. I’m expecting him to be a huge favorite for this matchup in July.

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