Tom Aspinall plans to return to the octagon and reveals the location of his next fight

Interim heavyweight champion goes for his first title defense and awaits announcement of his first challenger; event takes place in July

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Tom aspinall He is the current interim heavyweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Current interim heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg.), Tom aspinall revealed that his return to the octagon is confirmed. Scheduled to play against his country, the athlete will be part of UFC 304, scheduled for July 20 in Manchester, England. Despite the announcement, the athlete was unable to say who his opponent would be for his first title defense.

“Okay, I just got back from Las Vegas. I had a meeting with the UFC. Now it has been confirmed that I will fight at UFC Manchester. I'm at home getting ready for this right now. I started the first stages of training camp. I'm just waiting for my opponent to accept it. Stay tuned. I will announce it very soon”, declared Aspinall on his social networks.

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In a category full of talent, Aspinall's next opponent is expected to be Cyryl Gane, currently second in the ranking or Curtis blaydes, who takes fifth place and was the last athlete to defeat the Englishman in the organization. The other fighters close to the top 5 already have fights scheduled.

Tom aspinall appears in July. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

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Currently, Aspinall is hoping to hold a duel to unify the belts against Jon Jones, current linear champion of the category. Despite his desire, the athlete awaits the result of the possible confrontation between 'Bones' x Stipe Miocic, which is in Dana White's plans to be held in 2024.

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