Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN+ 69: Blaydes vs. Aspinall is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in London, England, United Kingdom. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes will take on Tom Aspinall in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN+ 69 card.

In this post, we will break down Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Curtis Blaydes is coming in with a 16-3-0 (1 NC) record. Blaydes will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus in March.

Aspinall, meanwhile, is coming off a submissionmission win against Alexander Volkov on March 26, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall and holds a 12-2-0 record.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall
31
Age
29
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 5″
265 lbs.
Weight
256 lbs.
80″
Reach
78″
16-3-0 (1 NC)
Record
12-2-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Curtis Blaydes has an orthodox fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 29-year-old, Tom Aspinall is an orthodox fighter with a 78″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Curtis Blaydes:
→ Blaydes’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Blaydes lands 3.52 significant strikes per minute.
→ Blaydes’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Blaydes’s takedown average is 6.06 per 15 minutes.
→ Blaydes’s takedown defense is 33%.

Blaydes comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.52 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Aspinall fires at 65% accuracy, landing about 7.33 significant strikes per minute. Curtis Blaydes also has a 53% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 6.06 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Aspinall’s 4.07 takedowns and 100% takedown accuracy.

Tom Aspinall:
→ Aspinall’s striking accuracy is 65%.
→ Aspinall lands 7.33 significant strikes per minute.
→ Aspinall’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Aspinall’s takedown average is 4.07 per 15 minutes.
→ Aspinall’s takedown defense is 100%.

Tom spent on average 2:57 minutes in the Octagon and Curtis has an average fight time of 10:14 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN+ 69 is live in , who do you think will win, Curtis or Tom? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN+ 69: Blaydes vs. Aspinall
Date
July 23, 2022
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Matchup
Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall

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