Blaydes is currently ranked #4 in the UFC Heavyweight division, and Aspinall is #6, so a win for the British fighter could elevate him up the pecking order greatly.
The end goal for both would be a UFC Heavyweight Title showdown against Francis Ngannou, and an impressive win at UFC London would absolutely help their case towards that ambition!
Here is everything you need to know about the Tale of the Tape for the main event of UFC London 2022 between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall.
Here is everything you need to know about the Tale of the Tape for the Heavyweight showdown between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall at UFC London.
Blaydes vs Aspinall Tale of the Tape
- Record: 16-3-0, 1NC
- Country: United States
- Height: 6′ 4″
- Weight: 265.00 LB
- Reach: 80 in
- Leg Reach: 46 in
- KO/TKO: 69%
- Submission: 0%
- Decision: 31%
- Average Fight Time: 10:14
- Knockdown Average (per 15 Minutes): 0.2
- Landed Per Minute: 3.52
- Significant Strikes: 51%
- Absorbed Per Minute: 1.68
- Defence: 60%
- Takedown Average (per 15 minutes): 6.06
- Takedown Accuracy: 53%
- Takedown Defence: 33%
- Submission Average (per 15 minutes): 0
- Record: 12-2-0
- Country: United Kingdom
- Height: 6’5”
- Weight: 252.00 LB
- Reach: 78 in
- Leg Reach: 44 in
- KO/TKO: 75%
- Submission: 25%
- Decision: 0%
- Average Fight Time: 2:57
- Knockdown Average (per 15 Minutes): 2.04
- Landed Per Minute: 7.33
- Significant Strikes: 65%
- Absorbed Per Minute: 2.65
- Defence: 64%
- Takedown Average (per 15 minutes): 4.07
- Takedown Accuracy: 100%
- Takedown Defence: 100%
- Submission Average (per 15 minutes): 2.04
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There’s not a huge amount between these two fighters when it comes to stature, with Blaydes having a minimal advantage when it comes to reach, but Aspinall having an extra inch in height.
What is going to be very interesting in this fight is how Aspinall will react if he is taken to the later rounds. As you can tell by the statistics, his contests have finished very quickly, and Blaydes does have experience grinding out a decision.
Either way, this should be an extremely compelling bout, and both men have the skills to produce a massive knockout on the night!
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