The head of the UFC praised the fight between Pavlovich and Aspinall

The head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White, praised the fight between Russian Sergei Pavlovich and British Tom Aspinall for the title of interim heavyweight champion of the organization. The functionary spoke at a press conference on YouTube-promotion channel.

“Aspinall took this fight on short notice. And he looked brilliant against Pavlovich. Now he has a lot of money to give him a little break,” White said.

The fight between Pavlovich and Aspinall took place as part of the UFC 295 tournament, held in New York (USA). The Briton knocked out the Russian in the second minute of the first round.

The defeat was the second in Pavlovich’s career. Before that, in the UFC he lost to the Dutchman Alistair Overeem. The Russian fighter has 18 victories; before the fight with Aspinall, he won six fights in a row. The Briton won for the 14th time in professional MMA with three defeats.

Miocic and current heavyweight title holder Jones were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 295. However, shortly before the fight, Jones was injured, which is why he was forced to withdraw from the fight. Pavlovich was the alternate for this fight, but the UFC brought him to Aspinall.

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