Tom Aspinall vs Marcin Tybura: UFC London headliner set for July 22

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Tom Aspinall, 30, is set to take on Marcin Tybura, 37, at UFC London only July 22.

Aspinall’s highly anticipated return will come just over a year following his last fight at UFC London July 2022, where he also headlined at the O2 Arena.

His last fight ended with a sudden injury to his knee, causing the fight to end via a doctor’s stoppage after just 20 seconds in the first round.

All the buzz around Aspinall went quiet since the injury, however, with a new fight scheduled for England’s Heavyweight contender, fans can finally get excited again.

Tale of the tape:

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Aspinall currently sits at fifth in the Heavyweight rankings, while Tybura is ranked 10th.

Tybura will certainly be a challenge to Aspinall, having won six of his last seven fights, only losing to Alexander Volkov, a former advisory of Aspinall.

Aspinall comes into this fight having lost only once so far in the UFC, and this was his last fight against Curtis Blaydes.

The English native will likely come into fight week a heavy favourite over the Polish Heavyweight contender.

What’s on the line?

A win for either man would have huge implications for future bouts.

If Aspinall were to put on a dominant performance similar to his victory over Volkov, then he would likely start making a case for a title shot against Jon Jones.

However, I feel that a rematch with Blaydes, or a title eliminator vs Ciryl Gane would likely be the next course of action from the UFC match makers.

Should Tybura spoil the party however, he can get his name out there to UFC casual fans, and argue that he is ready for another big name like Tai Tuivasa, or Derrick Lewis.

How to watch?

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Tickets for UFC London (O2 Arena) are set to go on sale from 10:00 a.m. BST on Friday 26th May via AXS and Ticketmaster.

However, you can sign up on the UFC’s website for early access, granting you ticket access a day early (25th).

Furthermore, if you are an O2 customer, you can get another day early on top of early access’s date (24th).

Tickets on previous fight nights have had an average price of around £88, comparing that to the average £222.50 ticket prices for UFC 286, so expect a similar price of around £75-£150 for non hospitality package tickets

The fights will also be broadcasted on BT Sport 1, with coverage of the main card expected to start at around 7:00 p.m. BST.