UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall is the fighter to watch at UFC Vegas 36.
The UFC heavyweight division continues to be one of the most fascinating groups in all of MMA, and Tom Aspinall is one of the fastest rising stars in it. Aspinall faces Sergey Spivak at UFC Vegas 36 with a chance to extend his winning streak and make the case for a big-name opponent for his next octagon appearance.
Aspinall enters UFC Vegas 36 as the 13th-ranked heavyweight in the UFC, just behind marquee names such as Walt Harris and Augusto Sakai. He has won six fights in a row including a dominant submission win over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski at UFC Vegas 19.
Aspinall’s rise to potential UFC stardom began with a flawless tenure in the amateur ranks, earning big knockouts over Tom Bankevic and Ryan Hennessey on the U.K. regional circuit. He was signed by the UFC after a brief but successful run in Cage Warriors, with two fights and two knockout wins.
After a series of Cage Warriors prospected who haven’t lived up to the hype in the UFC, Aspinall silenced any doubters with a vicious knockout of Jake Collier in his UFC debut. He has showcased incredible knockout power combined with an impressive grappling game that continues to improve with each fight.
Tom Aspinall is a rising heavyweight who has won six fights in a row
The 28-year-old Aspinall faces a tough challenge in Spivak, another bright prospect who has dominated his last two fights over big names such as Alexey Oleynik and Jared Vanderaa. The Aspinall vs. Spivak fight features two fighters with plenty to prove and could be the start to a potential title run.
The UFC Vegas 36 co-main event features two of the hottest heavyweight prospects on the biggest stage in MMA, and Aspinall has a big opportunity to make a name for himself and pass another big test on his rise to the UFC’s elite.