Tom Aspinall loss: How many defeats does British heavyweight phenom have in MMA career?
Tom Aspinall is one of the top UFC contenders from England. Check out the number of times 'Two Beers' has been defeated in the cage.
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Hailing from England, Thomas Paul Aspinall has made a name for himself as a professional mixed martial artist. Tom Aspinall has had only three losses in his entire career. Currently, he competes in the highly competitive Heavyweight division within the UFC and holds the impressive #4 spot in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Aspinall’s foray into the world of combat sports began at the tender age of seven when he stepped into the Leigh Self-Defence Studio in Greater Manchester. At this early stage, he embarked on his martial arts adventure, initially immersing himself in the art of jiu-jitsu. As his journey progressed, he expanded his skill set by incorporating wrestling and boxing into his training regimen, subsequently making a transition towards Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
After a hiatus of 2.5 years from professional mixed martial arts, Aspinall signed a five-fight contract with Cage Warriors. Notably, he had previously been offered a contract by the UFC. However, at that point, he felt unprepared for the elite organization and initially declined the offer. His decision, though, did not hinder his progress.
Tom Aspinall’s remarkable performances in Cage Warriors eventually captured the attention of the UFC, and he finally made his promotional debut on July 25, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 14. Initially scheduled to fight Raphael Pessoa, his opponent switched to Jake Collier due to an injury. Regardless, Aspinall demonstrated his prowess by securing a memorable victory via technical knockout in the first round. This earned him the coveted Performance of the Night award.
Tom Aspinall’s only TKO defeat to Curtis Blaydes
Tom Aspinall‘s only TKO defeat was against Curtis Blaydes during UFC Fight Night 208 in London. This fight took place on July 23, 2022. Curtis Blaydes holds a professional MMA record of 17 wins, 4 losses, and 1 no-contest. He competes in the heavyweight division.
Just 15 seconds into the contest, Tom Aspinall suffered a freak leg injury when his right knee gave out after kicking Curtis Blaydes. Thus, he was unable to continue, leading to a TKO loss in the first round of the fight.
Tom Aspinall’s only disqualification loss to Łukasz Parobiec
Tom Aspinall’s only disqualification loss in his MMA career was against Łukasz Parobiec in a non-title bout. This fight took place in May of 2016. Aspinall lost to Łukasz Parobiec in the second round via disqualification. At that time, he was 23 years old and had a record of 4 wins and 1 loss in his MMA career.
This disqualification loss marked a notable moment in Tom Aspinall’s career. However, he has continued to compete and has had a successful MMA career with more fights and victories.
Tom Aspinall’s only submission loss to Stuart Austin
Tom Aspinall’s only submission loss was to Stuart Austin. This occurred in June of 2015. This was during a BAMMA 21 event held in Birmingham, England. The fight ended in the second round, with Stuart Austin securing a submission victory via a heel hook.
Aspinall’s record at the time was 3 wins and 1 loss, with this loss being a notable one in his career. Stuart Austin remains the only fighter to have finished Tom Aspinall via submission. This event marked a significant moment in the latter’s early MMA career.
Tom Aspinall is set to fight Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295. The fight is part of the UFC schedule for 2023, and it’s an eagerly anticipated heavyweight matchup. This bout is expected to be a thrilling encounter between two talented fighters. Tom Aspinall’s late call for this title shot against Sergei Pavlovich has generated interest in the MMA community.
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