Andrei Arlovski vs Tom Aspinall

ARLOVSKI VS ASPINALL

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Andrei Arlovski and Tom Aspinall are kickstarting the main card of UFC Fight Night: Blades vs Lewis. This is a fight to watch out for with Tom Aspinall being an up-and-coming prospect against a grizzled veteran in Andrei Arlovski. Andre Arlovski is one of the most accomplished fighters in MMA history with a 30-19 record with the majority of his career taking place in the UFC. Tom Aspinall is 9-2 with two impressive swift KOs to start out his UFC career 2-0. Tom Aspinall really actually should be 10-1 but due to an accidental illegal elbow, he was disqualified in a fight that he was otherwise winning.

Andrei Arlovski is now 42 years old so it's only natural for him to have lost a step but he has evolved his game to be more technical to make up for the loss of power. Arlovski's last two fights were won through decision as he hasn't scored a KO/TKO in 6 years against Travis Browne. Arlovski has steered to trying to take fights to decision with the last time a fight was stopped early, Arlovski crumbled under a hook from Jairzinho Rozenstruik in under 30 seconds.

Tom Aspinall has been impressive in his short time with the UFC with two quick KOs, having only fought for a total of 2:20 in two fights. Tom Aspinall entered his MMA career as a BJJ practitioner but he's developed into an elite boxer under none other than Tyson Fury. Aspinall's striking is already at an elite level making him a fighter to watch out for moving forward. Tom Aspinall actually should be 10-1 but due to an accidental illegal elbow, he was disqualified in a fight that he was otherwise winning.

Tom Aspinall has breezed through his opponents with his striking with 7 KO/TKO taking place in the first round of his fights. Arlovski could have a decent performance in terms of scoring points but with the power, Aspinall brings to the table, Arlovski could be in serious trouble. Arlovski at 42 can't afford to trade shots with such a sharp striker in Aspinall. Should this fight go the distance, Arlovski isn't guaranteed the victory but if he is going to pull it off that's how it's going to be done. The power of Aspinall is going to prove too much for Arlovski to compete with, as Aspinall KOs Arlovski within the first two rounds.

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