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British heavyweight Tom Aspinall signs with UFC

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British heavyweight Tom Aspinall has become the 93rd fighter to sign for the UFC from European promotion Cage Warriors.

Cage Warriors announced the Team Kaobon fighter’s signing via social media on Friday.

Aspinall (7-2-0) is currently on a three-fight win streak. He returned to MMA in 2019 on the back of a stint as a professional boxer. He scored a knockout win in his sole professional boxing appearance in 2017 and was also drafted in as a sparring partner for celebrated British champion, Tyson Fury.

A key training partner of Darren Till’s, Aspinall returned as the headline fighter at Cage Warriors 101 in February. Unfortunately, his meeting with French heavyweight Sofiane Boukichou was brought to close when Aspinall broke his opponent’s leg as he was checking a kick. He scored a signature first-round knockout victory in his last outing at Cage Warriors 107, again in Liverpool, when he stopped Mickael Ben Hamouda in the first round of their main event clash.