UFC is back in London with yet another exciting fight night and it’s needless to say that this card is going to deliver. The main event between Tom Aspinall and Curtis Blaydes is a crucial fight in the heavyweight division.
Tom Aspinall has been on an incredible winning streak since his UFC debut and he has destroyed some really tough opponents with ease. Though Aspinall has suffered two losses in his MMA career those took place outside of UFC. However, he is a different fighter now who can beat on pretty much every top UFC heavyweights.
But, the fight against Curtis Blaydes might just be the toughest possible matchup for Tom Aspinall besides Francis Ngannou. Blaydes’ wrestling makes him a huge threat to anyone in the division. And you add his KO power to his wrestling skills, Curtis Blaydes can be a nightmare matchup for all the top heavyweights.
However, can Blaydes use his experience and mix things up against Aspinall to secure a victory or will it be Tom Aspinall celebrating in his backyard after yet another early finish?
Tom Aspinall vs Curtis Blaydes Prediction and Fight Breakdown
It’s obvious that Tom Aspinall has the best boxing in the history of heavyweight division. He is not just more skilled boxer than other heavyweights he is way faster than the current heavyweights in UFC.
Tom Aspinall is not a huge heavyweight but he has worked on his conditioning a lot since his UFC debut and gone through an impressive physical transformation.
When it comes to wrestling and ground game, things would be interesting between Aspinall and Blaydes. We have seen Aspinall submit Alexander Volkov in round 1, something Blaydes was not able to do when he took on Volkov.
Even though Blaydes took down Volkov on numerous ocassion in their fight he was not able to finish him on the ground. But, Blaydes ground and pound can be nasty if he takes down Aspinall. It’s very likely that Aspinall will have the upperhand if the fight goes to ground.
It won’t be surprising to see Aspinall shooting for the first takedown as it will be least expected for Blaydes. When it comes to striking Aspinall will always be a step ahead from Blaydes.
On paper, Aspinall should win this matchup with an early finish. But there are some questions surrounding Aspinall. Does he have a granite chin to take the clean shots from the top heavyweights? Does he have the gas tank to go more than three rounds in a high paced fight? Fans will get a lot of answers on how Tom Aspinall would do against the Francis Ngannous and Stipe Miocics.
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