The UFC will be returning to the United Kingdom after a gap of three years. The much anticipated event is set to be headlined by former Bellator Heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov and the British knockout artist Tom Aspinall.
The British fighter Tom Aspinall recently caught up with BT Sport’s Nick Peet ahead of his much awaited fight against Alexander Volkov. In the interview, the 28 year old fighter who is headlining his first UFC main event spoke on various topics.
One of the topic of discussion was how Tom Aspinall will square off against the Russian giant. The British fighter reveals how Volkov is a big challenge for him and how he is focused on himself ahead of the bout. “I’m aware about the big challenge I’ve got in front of me. I’m aware of how good this guy is and how big an event this is. My goal is just that, I’m not thinking about anything else (but this fight)” said Aspinall.
UFC fighter Tom Aspinall thinks Alexander Volkov has more advantages over him
Top heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall is definitely one of the heaviest hitters to ever step foot inside the octagon. This weekend the British fighter would be facing his biggest challenge till date when he takes on the Russian giant Alexander Volkov.
While speaking with BT Sport’s Nick Peet, Tom Aspinall mentioned that the ‘Drago’ has got more advantages over him coming into their fight. But Tom Aspinall also mentioned that he only needs to land one good punch to sleep the Russian fighter.
“He’s 6ft 8, rangy Russian, great kicks, great takedown defence, really underrated on the ground as well, done five rounds 70,000 times, I’ve never done it so he has all kinds of advantages on me. But I’m dangerous man, I need to hit you once and that’s it. I don’t just need to punch you, I can do a whole load of things to finish the fight that nobody has ever seen before. That’s a massive advantage.”
Just four fights into his career with the UFC, Tom Aspinall finds himself headlining an event in his home country. But can he overcome the Russian giant Alexander Volkov this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.