Read about Tom Aspinall’s triumphant return at UFC London and the standout performances of Paul Craig and Molly McCann. Get the complete event coverage and highlights.
UFC London took place at the 02 Arena in London, England on July 22, 2023. The event showcased the return of hometown hero Tom Aspinall, who made a statement by knocking out Marcin Tybura in just 73 seconds of the first round. This victory marked Aspinall’s triumphant comeback after a year-long layoff due to a knee injury.
Aspinall’s Road to Victory
Exactly one year after his devastating knee injury in a loss to Curtis Blaydes, Aspinall made his highly anticipated return to the octagon. Despite his extended absence, the British heavyweight displayed no signs of ring rust, delivering a dominant performance against Tybura. Aspinall’s quick and decisive victory was a treat for the passionate British fans, who are now eagerly awaiting his next move.
The Middleweight Debut of Paul Craig
Another standout from the event was Paul Craig, who made his middleweight debut against Andre Muniz. Craig, also known as ‘Bearjew,’ was in a do-or-die situation after suffering two consecutive losses in the light heavyweight division. However, he rose to the occasion and secured a technical knockout victory over Muniz. Craig’s impressive performance not only put him back in the win column but also earned him a $50,000 bonus for ‘Performance of the Night.’
Molly McCann’s Struggles Continue
On the other hand, Molly McCann faced another setback in her career. Despite being a fan favorite with her vibrant personality, McCann suffered her second consecutive loss at UFC London . The defeat was particularly disheartening as McCann was stopped in quick and dominant fashion, raising concerns about her future in the promotion. McCann will need to bounce back swiftly to regain her momentum and prove herself inside the cage.
For more details on UFC London , including complete results and highlights, visit the official UFC website.