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UFC Fight Night Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Best Bet: Two Beers or Not Two Beers

UFC Fight Night Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Best Bet: Two Beers or Not Two Beers
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Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Best Bet: Saturday, July 23rd

The UFC is back with another underrated card this Saturday night for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Aspinall. In the main event, we have two very dangerous heavyweights looking to work toward a potential title fight. Both men are in their prime and are deserving of a title shot, but only one can come out on top. I’ve got my best bet for UFC Fight Night: Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall ready and waiting. Have a look at the article below for my Preview and Best Bet.

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Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Preview

Saturday, July 23rd, 21:00* (UK Time)

Curtiz ‘Razor’ Blaydes has been taking names in the UFC since 2016, and with a career MMA record of 16 wins and just 3 losses, he is the 4th-ranked Heavyweight in the UFC. 11 of his victories have come by KO/TKO, including 3 of his last 5. With notable victories against Alexey Oleynik, Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Razor has made quite an impressive resume for himself.

Blaydes is known in the division as a very powerful striker, with the ability to knock an opponent out with a single punch. In his latest fight against Chris Daukaus, it only took one straight-right hand from Razor to finish the fight, and even against the most durable fighters-this can be a problem. He is a classic heavyweight, which means his punches are slow, he is heavy on his feet and his movement in the octagon isn’t the best. He’s been knocked out twice in his career before, twice by Francis Ngonnau and once by Derrick lewis a year ago. He has a background in wrestling and averages 6.06 takedowns per minute.

In the other corner, we have Tom ‘Two Beers’ Aspinall, the 29-year-old fighter from Manchester, England, sitting in 6th place in the UFC rankings. He’s only been with the organization for 2 years, but he already had an impressive resume under his belt and a list of high-profile victories.  Since joining the UFC, Tom Aspinall has already defeated Jake Collier, Andrei Arlovski, Sergei Spivak and Alexander Volkov. All victories have been by KO/TKO or Submission and he is coming off a stellar submission win against ‘Drago’ just 4 months ago.

Tom Aspinall has been very impressive in the Heavyweight division due to his incredibly-high fight IQ, hand speed, movement and composure in the octagon. He has never been knocked out in his career, and even when he does absorb heavy blows his grappling is always an option. In his most recent fights, the most evident part of his progress was his impressive physical condition and speed. Aspinall isn’t your average heavy-swinger, and he has a huge arsenal of moves, which fighters in his division simply aren’t used to seeing.

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Best Bet

If we’re picking the winner just based on how their nickname sounds, Razor sounds a lot sharper than Two Beers. But we’re in the business of making money and I have to go with my analysis on this one. Apart from striking power, Blaydes doesn’t really have an advantage in this fight, and the only thing the Englishman will have to do is keep his distance and pick him apart. Knees, elbows, submissions, and fast combinations are all weapons Aspinall can and will use at any given time, and most importantly – he doesn’t gas out. He’s the better fighter in this one and I shame the bookmakers for giving us 1.79 odds next to his name.

  • Selection: Tom Aspinall to Win
  • Best Odds: 1.79 (Marathonbet)
  • Stakes: 8/10

Odds as at 2:00 pm July 21st 2022. Odds may now differ.

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