A one-time super-prospect at heavyweight, Blaydes is a stalwart of the division’s top five. With wins over Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Junior dos Santos just to name a few, “Razor” has been courting a title shot for years, only to come up just short. While a win over Aspinall likely won’t get him over the hump in that regard, a strong performance could put the 31-year-old in a title eliminator match next.
Aspinall is the brightest prospect in the heavyweight division at the moment. At 29 years old, the English fighter has amassed a sterling 5-0 record inside the UFC in just two years, with all of those wins coming by stoppage. A win tonight will not only be the biggest of Aspinall’s career, it will announce the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt as a legitimate threat to the heavyweight title.
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