Tom Aspinall is the new UFC interim heavyweight champion of the world! Aspinall did a phenomenal job in outplaying Sergei Pavlovich – who was meant to be extremely dangerous. Aspinall explosively knocked out Pavlovich in the very first round and has updated his professional MMA record to 14-3.
This win significantly boosts Tom Aspinall’s chances of becoming the next title challenger for the UFC heavyweight belt. Perhaps he could fight the winner of Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic.
The efforts are applaud-worthy as Apsinall accepted the fight on 2 weeks short notice and still managed to deliver a mind-blowing performance.
Before this match, Sergei Pavlovich was on a six match winning streak; he must be really disappointed to break out of it.It will be interesting to see who Sergei Pavlovich fights against next. He has a lot of corrections to make; however, a comeback is always greater than a setback.
Tom Aspinall Octagon Interview
Tom Aspinall expressed gratitude in the octagon interview and dedicated his win to his father. “It’s been a crazy two and a half weeks,” Aspinall said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “He’s a big scary guy.
I’ve never been as scared in my life as fighting this guy but you know what? I’ve got a lot of power too and I believe in myself. I really believe in myself I have worked so hard over the years this man right here my father has worked hard than anybody else so this belt is dedicated to my father”.
The introduction of the interim heavyweight belt makes the division a lot more competitive, and it is a great opportunity for other top contenders. Aspinall is on a terrific 3 match winning streak; he shall most probably return next in 2024 and may defend the belt against a contender from the top 5.