Tom Aspinall makes a dominant return to the UFC after a knee injury. Read about his impressive victory and the latest updates in the heavyweight division at UFC Fight Night 224.
Tom Aspinall’s Dominant Return: A Terrifying Force in the UFC
Tom Aspinall, the rising star of the UFC, made a stunning comeback after a year-long hiatus due to a knee injury. In his triumphant return at UFC Fight Night 224 in London, Aspinall showcased his terrifying skills by swiftly stopping Marcin Tybura in just 73 seconds. With an impressive record of 6-1 in the Octagon, Aspinall has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with.
Aspinall’s journey has not been without setbacks. His momentum was abruptly halted in a previous fight against Curtis Blaydes, but he has since bounced back stronger than ever. All six of his recent victories have come by way of knockout or submission, demonstrating his ability to finish fights decisively.
The Team Kaobon representative’s exceptional performance has earned him the No. 5 spot in the heavyweight rankings, trailing only Blaydes. However, many believe that Aspinall has the potential to climb even higher in the near future and enter the championship conversation.
In other notable matchups at UFC Fight Night 224, Ketlen Vieira, a prominent women’s bantamweight contender, dominated Pannie Kianzad with her superior grappling skills. Vieira utilized takedowns and top pressure to secure a unanimous decision victory. With three wins in her last four fights, Vieira maintains her No. 7 ranking and solidifies her position as a top contender in the division.
The heavyweight landscape also underwent some changes this week. Francis Ngannou, the long-reigning No. 1 ranked heavyweight, has been removed from the poll due to his 18 months of inactivity. Ngannou is set to make a foray into boxing with a match against Tyson Fury in October, and his return to MMA is not expected until 2024 when he joins the Professional Fighters League.
Looking ahead, the future of the heavyweight division remains uncertain. With rising stars like Tom Aspinall making waves and established contenders like Ketlen Vieira continuing to impress, the landscape of the UFC is constantly evolving. Fans can expect thrilling matchups and fierce competition as these fighters vie for championship glory.
UFC Fight Night 224 Results
|Tom Aspinall vs. Marcin Tybura||Aspinall wins via stoppage (73 seconds)|
|Ketlen Vieira vs. Pannie Kianzad||Vieira wins via unanimous decision|
- Tom Aspinall makes a dominant return after a knee injury
- Aspinall stops Marcin Tybura in just 73 seconds
- Aspinall boasts a record of 6-1 in the Octagon
- Ketlen Vieira secures a unanimous decision victory over Pannie Kianzad
- Vieira maintains her No. 7 ranking in the women’s bantamweight division
- Francis Ngannou exits the heavyweight rankings due to inactivity
- Ngannou will compete in a boxing match against Tyson Fury
- Ngannou’s return to MMA is expected in 2024 with the Professional Fighters League