UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs. Aspinall Results, Highlights: Tom Aspinall suffers brutal knee injury, Curtis Blaydes wins by TKO


UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs. Aspinall Results: Tom Aspinall suffered a knee injury in the first round, and Curtis Blades won by TKO. Almost all of UFC London, local fans were given plenty to cheer about. The main heavyweight event had a very unfortunate ending as Tom Aspinall suffered a knee injury that ended his fight with Curtis Blade within moments.

True to his word, Aspinall came forward and threw punches and kicks at Blaydes. Blades was happy to meet him on that level, landing some heavy right hands of his own in a brief but thrilling exchange.

Aspinall throws a heavy leg kick and backs away before falling to the floor with a knee. The fight is over instantly, just 15 seconds after it starts.

Blades was declared the winner by TKO, although he was not happy with how the fight went.

“It’s almost like we didn’t even fight,” Blades said after the win. “I came here to prove a statement. Aspinall is legit. … I don’t even know what to say. I’m sorry, man. … We didn’t get a chance to show both. Us. Our skills. He got his stuff, and I got him. Got. Got stuff. I wanted to see who got the good stuff.”

It was the second straight UFC main event to end with an injury after Brian Ortega suffered a shoulder injury against Yar Rodriguez on July 16.

Curtis Blade vs. Tom Aspinall

Round 1 – Aspinall with an immediate step knee. Two big rights from Blayde. Aspinall bounces away from landing a leg kick and then suddenly falls. Oh no. It looks like he blew out his knee. He’s in a ton of pain.


Curtis Blades defeated Tom Aspinall by TKO (injury), round 1 at 15

Chris Curtis vs. Jack Hermanson

Round 1: Start measuring. Leg kick by Hermanson. He comes up short on a Superman punch. Oblique kick from Hermanson. Hermanson sticks and moves. Curtis has received nothing so far. The Head kick from Joker is blocked. Hard leg kick from Hermanson. Another low leg kick. Curtis finally lands a body. Hermanson with a right, and he scoops a single. Nothing can be done with it, though. Curtis with a combination. He now goes to the corpse. Hermanson with more leg kicks. 10-9 Hermanson.

Round 2: Hermanson now goes back to the low kick. Body kick. Hermanson inside the knee. Curtis lands on the body. Hermanson’s front kick. Legs kick in and out—body kick. Curtis chases but can’t get much off. The Head kick from Hermanson is blocked, but Curtis is still doubled over! Hermanson is all over her, and Curtis covers. He circles outside—another head kick from Hermanson. Curtis digs into the body. Curtis is frustrated, but he’s not cutting Hermanson off at all. Body kick from Hermanson. Hermanson pops his opponent with a few jabs. 10-9 Hermanson.

Round 3 – Hermanson with three body kicks. Hard leg kick. Hermanson shot and then turned back. Curtis lands on the body. This is the only place where he is finding any success. They trade jabs. Hermanson is circling, and Curtis isn’t doing what he needs to stop it. Low kick by Hermanson. Curtis takes a moment, and they begin again. Inside low kick and a jab by Hermanson. Two minutes to go. Double jab from Hermanson. Diagonal kick to Curtis with a shovel hook. Hermanson uses jabs to keep Curtis away. Curtis, however, lands excellent shots. Body kick from Hermanson. Curtis with a straight left. Two more body kicks from Hermanson. Curtis is clamoring to fight Hermanson. And Curtis flipped him on the horn. He imitates his run but can’t figure out how to stop it on Curtis. Hermanson tore him to pieces. 10-9 and 30-27 Hermanson

Jake Hermanson defeated Chris Curtis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Paddy Pimblett v Jordan Levitt

Round 1 – Pimblett with a combination. Leavitt looks for a takedown, so he gets it. In short, they are the clinches against the fence. Leavitt picks up Pimblett, but Pimblett tries to secure a triangle while in the air. Levitt puts him on the mat, but he guillotines. He manages to escape. Levitt body-slams his opponent against the fence. He gets another brief takedown—a nice knee to the face from Leavitt. Levitt turned the corner and took the Pimbette to his butt. He stepped up and looked for the triangle again. They come up, and Pimblett lands a few elbows. Leavitt with a left, and they reset. Front kick from Leavitt. Pimblet grabs Levitt’s side and pulls him down. He’s after Levitt with a hook, but it’s too late. He has time for a few punches. Leviticus 10-9.

Round 2 – Front kick from Leavitt. Pimblett with two right hat connections. Over the top for Leavitt, and he scoops a single. They fight in the cage. People don’t like it. He was landing a few knees in the thigh for Leavitt. Pimblett spins him and looks for a weird angled choke. It takes big knees and pimples on backs! Body triangle, and one of his hands is stuck! He looks for a choke and softens him up with punches. He chokes and taps! That was BJ Pen style! so beautiful

Paddy Pimblett defeated Jordan Levitt by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:46 of round 2

Nikita Krylov vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Round 1 – Gustafsson with a quick left. Krylov tags him back in, and Gus is reeling. Krylov is pressing with shots. Wild strikes Gus with a right hook. Gustafsson catches the kick, but Krylov tags him! Uppercut! Gustafson goes down, and Krylov takes him out. That’s cool.

Nikita Krylov defeated Alexander Gustafsson via KO (strike) at 1:07 of Round 1


Molly McCann vs. Hannah Goldie

Round 1: McCann goes straight ahead. Goldie with a combo. Molly with a wild right. Take the lead directly from McCann. A jab from Goldie. Goldie fakes a takedown attempt. McCann has a right, and Goldie is looking for a takedown this time. McCann defends. Goldie is fighting hard for it. McCann manages to pull off the takedown, albeit just barely. Molly finally pushes him away. McCann throws a leg kick that is caught, but Goldie can’t do anything with it. Hard left from McCann. Goldie flops her back and looks for a leg lock. McCann pulls out and tags Goldie as she goes up top. She’s all over him! Bend the elbow! More punches, and Goldie crashes to the mat! What an end! The crowd is getting restless.

Molly McCann defeated Hannah Goldie via TKO (strikes) at 3:52 of Round 1

Volkan Wejdemir vs. Paul Craig

Round 1: Oezdemir takes center stage. Craig tries to pull guard, then tries a leg drop. He finally trips his opponent and looks for a leg man but doesn’t get it. Yet. He combined with a heel hook. Wejdemir tries to free Craig’s hand. Wejdemir’s legs were taken out and returned to his feet. Craig ties him up and pulls the guard. Wejdemir with a big shot. Oezdemir avoids another leg attack, and they are back up. Craig dives and looks for a single but doesn’t get it. Front kick by Craig. Oezdemir with a nice shot. Craig flops to guard. Wejdemir is not playing his game. Short left from Craig, and his head kicked. Nothing round. 10-9 Craig, I guess.

Round 2: Craig immediately flopped on his back. Wejdemir made him rise. Craig with a right and a leg kick heavily. Craig jumped on a single but nothing. Craig throws a right and then pulls Wejdemir into his guard. Oezdemir backs out, but Craig quickly jumps up with some good punches. He was spinning back full kick to the body for Craig. Craig drags Wejdemir straight to Mt. He quickly returned halfway. Ozemir comes back, and they go up again. Inside leg kick by Wejdemir. A short right from Oezdemir. Trade a little. Spinning elbow from Craig. Nice combo from Oezdemir. Craig flopped. Wejdemir lands two shots and backs out. Another big shot from Wejdemir. 10-9 Oezdemir.

Round 3 – Body kick from Craig. Vulcan and Craig wobbled with a combo! Wezdemi opened on the ground. Craig looks for an armbar, so Wezdemir goes back. Craig looks tired. Oezdemir with a combo and also a low kick. A low kick from Craig, and he shoots. He tries to pull Wejdemir into his guard again, and Wejdemir gets up. The speed decreases. Two minutes to go. Craig shoots; there’s nothing there. Wejdemir slaps a left. Craig is disappointed. Some in the crowd turned on Craig for flopping so much. A jab from Oezdemir. Craig with a combo and also a body kick. A low kick from Oezdemir. Stop the flop. Big combo from Oezdemir again. 10-9 and 29-28 Oezdemir.

Vulkan Wezedemi defeated Paul Craig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (midnight ET, ESPN+)

Ludovic Klein def. Mason by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mark Diakis def. Damir by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Nathaniel Wood def. Charles by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Jonathan Pierce def. Makwan Amirkhani by TKO (strike) at 4:10 of Round 2

Muhammad Mokaev def. Charles by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Joy Herbert def. Kyle by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Victoria Leonardo def. Mandy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nicholas Dalby def. Claudio by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

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