Aspinall is an amazing Heavyweight prospect who has shown great skills throughout all aspects of his pro career. He moves quick, like a smaller man would, and has the power to put away opponents quickly once on the mat with his striking background. This is why Aspinall is so hard to stop and why he was able to become a contender so quickly. If you’re looking for a talented Heavyweight prospect, Aspinall should be at the top of your list.
With many uncertainties surrounding his strengths and weaknesses, there is still a lot that we don’t know about Aspinall. However, even with these unknowns, it’s clear that he has plenty of ability and potential to be successful in the sport of mixed martial arts. The fact that he was able to survive a five-round fight against an experienced fighter like Blaydes shows just how well-prepared he is for future matchups. Although this match may not have shown all of Aspinall’s weaknesses, it has definitely given us a better understanding of what needs to be improved upon. So if you’re looking for someone who could have a bright future in the sport of MMA, look no further than Demetrious Johnson’s latest challenger – Aspinall!
There is no silver lining for Aspinall. These injuries are a sign that he might be too athletic for his body and have nowhere to go from here.
Fan favorite Blaydes fought both the best of UFC’s heavyweights and undefeated heavyweight champion Joshua Aspinall.
Unfortunately, Aspinall’s knee injury at the start of his eagerly awaited main event in UFC ruined his chances to truly test himself against the top heavyweights.
Disappointed by the lack of action, Blaydes later said he wanted to fight in order to “prove a statement”.
It would’ve been a win for me and showed the world that I’m ready for it, that I’m legit.
For the second consecutive week, an exciting UFC main event was brought to a premature end because of a fluke injury to one of fighters. This one was even harder to take than last week’s featherweight bout between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega because it didn’t even get a chance to get going.
Heavyweight Tom Aspinall suffered an injury to his right knee after kicking Curtis Blaydes and stepping back as Blaydes fired a punch at him. When Aspinall took a step back, something gave in his knee, and he shrieked in pain. The referee stopped the fight at 15 seconds in the first round.
It was a week earlier when Ortega injured his shoulder as he defended an arm bar in the first round. Even so, you could still see some battles in that fight lasting four minutes and 11 seconds.
This fight was over almost as soon as it began. They came out aggressively attacking each other. Aspinall landed the kick with his right leg to Blaydes’ left thigh. Blaydes shot a punch at him and Aspinall stepped back.
UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping was reporting on the fight for ESPN when he asked a ringside physician with what they thought happened. They believed it might be an injury to the medial collateral ligament.