Today’s UFC Vegas 36 event was co-headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring Tom Aspinall squaring off with Sergei Spivac.
Aspinall (11-2 MMA) had entered the contest on a six-fight winning streak, which included three straight victories under the UFC banner. In his most previous effort this past February, the British standout had scored a submission win over UFC legend Andrei Arlovski.
Meanwhile, Sergei Spivac (13-3 MMA) entered today’s co-main event sporting a three-fight winning streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Aleksei Oleinik. ‘The Polar Bear’ had gone 4-2 thus far in his UFC career since joining the ranks in May of 2019.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 36 co-main event did not last long. Tom Aspinall got to work right from the opening bell. After Spivac was able to force the clinch, the British heavyweight connected with a nasty elbow that dropped his opponent. From there, Aspinall delivered some heavy ground and pound forcing the referee to step in and stop the contest.
Official UFC Vegas 36 Result: Tom Aspinall def. Sergei Spivac via TKO at 2:30 of Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to Aspinall vs. Spivac below:
“ Knockouts are gold 🥇 , submissions are silver 🥈 , decisions are bronze “🥉 !! I like that 👌🏾 #UFCVegas36
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) September 4, 2021
Mir is back baby!!!
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) September 4, 2021
Post-fight reactions to Tom Aspinall defeating Sergei Spivac:
Tom is a monster !!
— C H🖕🏽T O🇪🇨V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) September 4, 2021
Damn Aspinall is good…really good!! #UFCVegas36
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) September 4, 2021
Tom Aspinall is the real deal
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 4, 2021
Beautiful fight by Aspinall. 3-0 so far for the English fighters this weekend. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 It would have been amazing if they kept the original location 🥺 #UFCVegas36
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 4, 2021
Who would you like to see Tom Aspinall fight next following his TKO victory over Sergei Spivac at today’s UFC Vegas 36 event? Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!