UFC London main event revealed as British star returns from injury

Tom Aspinall will headline UFC London in July, returning from injury to take on Marcin Tybura.

British heavyweight Aspinall suffered a knee injury just 15 seconds after the main event of UFC London last July, when he faced Curtis Blaydes.

Aspinall, 30, hasn’t fought since but the Wigan fighter will be back almost a year after his ill-fated clash with Blaydes.

Aspinall (12-3) takes on Tybura (24-7) at the O2 Arena on July 22, as the Brit looks to bounce back from his only loss since 2016.

Meanwhile, his Polish opponent comes to London on the back of a two-fight winning streak, having outpointed Blagoy Ivanov in February after beating Alexandr Romanov by decision in August.

Prior to those wins, Tybura was outpointed by Alexander Volkov, whom Aspinall submitted in the first round at UFC London in March 2022.

In March, the UFC hosted its first UK pay-per-view since 2016, when Leon Edwards retained the welterweight title against Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 286.

Meanwhile, the next event in July will be a Fight Night. Also in action that night will be Liverpudlian star Molly McCann, who takes on Julija Stoliarenko at flyweight, and Wolverhampton lightweight Jai Herbert, who fights Fares Ziam. A women’s bantamweight fight between Ketlen Vieira and Pannie Kianzad has also been announced.

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