British MMA star Tom Aspinall weighs in 1.8lbs heavier than rival Sergei Pavlovich as UFC 295 co-main event for interim heavyweight title is made official at Madison Square Garden
- Aspinall and Pavlovich will fight for the interim title with Jon Jones sidelined
- Aspinall and Pavlovich both average under three minutes in the UFC Octagon
- DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news
No. 4 UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall and No 2 Sergei Pavlovich are both officially eligible to win interim gold at UFC 295 after successfully weighing in on Friday morning.
The heavyweight co-headliners stepped onto the scales in the second hour of weigh-ins, with Aspinall having a 1.8lbs advantage over his counterpart.
The Englishman weighed in at 10:00 AM sharp, registering 261.6lbs. 14 minutes later, the Russian knockout artist, Pavlovich, tipped the scales at 259.8lbs.
At Thursday’s press conference, Aspinall addressed how his ability to move around despite his heavyweight stature will be the key to his victory on Saturday night.
‘I’m not gonna stand in the middle of the cage and have a shootout with him, I’m not gonna have a d***-measuring competition with him,’ Aspinall joked. ‘Both literally and figuratively because he’ll probably win both. We’ll see what happens.’
Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich will officially be fighting for the interim title at UFC 295
Pavlovich and Aspinall were added to UFC 295 after Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic was cancelled
On the other hand, Pavlovich gave a straight answer when asked about being considered the underdog despite his higher ranking.
‘I’m not a betting man, so I don’t care,’ Pavlovich said through an interpreter.
Aspinall and Pavlovich got inserted into the UFC 295 card after the undisputed heavyweight championship fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic got canceled.
Aspinall is 13-3 with ten knockout victories. Across the cage will be the 18-1 Pavlovich, who knocked out his last six opponents. Since entering the UFC, both men have averaged under three minutes in the Octagon.
UFC 295 will take place in Madison Square Garden.
Source: Read Full Article