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UFC London results: Matches to make for ‘Aspinall vs. Tybura’ main card winners

UFC Fight Night - The O2 Photo by George Tewkesbury/PA Images via Getty Images

UFC London blew the roof off The O2 yesterday (Sat., July 22, 2023) in London, England, which saw Tom Aspinall return after a year-long layoff only to dismantle Marcin Tybura in 73 seconds (relive it here). In further action, Molly McCann suffered her second straight loss thanks to Julija Stoliarenko’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills (highlights).

MMA: UFC Fight Night - London - Aspinall vs Tybura Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Winner: Tom Aspinall
Who He Should Face Next: Sergei Pavlovich

I get that everyone is going crazy for Aspinall after his lightning-quick finish of Tybura coming off a knee injury and extended layoff, but let’s ice the championship fight talk for one second. He will inch closer following his big win, but Pavlovich has been putting in work to the tune of scoring six straight first round knockout wins. So, if anyone deserves the winner of Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, it’s Pavlovich. But, I see the promotion booking the hard-hitting Russian against Aspinall to determine the next title challenger, and it’s a fight that would deliver since both men love to stand-and-bang and get in and out as quickly as possible.

UFC Fight Night: McCann v Stoliarenko Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Winner: Julija Stoliarenko
Who She Should Face Next: Luana Carolina

Stoliarenko picked up a huge win over “Meatball,” giving her just win No. 2 in her first six UFC fights. For her next fight, I would like to see her face off against another struggling 125-pounder who managed to get back on track in Carolina. Indeed, “Dread” snapped her two fight skid by defeating Ivana Petrovic earlier this month, bringing her to 4-3 inside the Octagon.

UFC Fight Night: Wood v Fili Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Winner: Nathaniel Wood
Who He Should Face Next: Joanderson Brito

Wood picked up his third straight win with a gutsy unanimous decision win over long-time veteran, Andre Fili, giving him his second three-fight win streak with the promotion. I would like to see him try to get his fourth in a row against Brito, who is on a three-fight win streak himself. The scrappy Brazilian was last seen knocking out Westin Wilson earlier this month (see it here).

UFC Fight Night: Aspinall v Tybura Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Winner: Paul Craig
Who He Should Face Next: Eryk Anders

Craig got a new lease on his combat life, smashing Andre Muniz in the second round in his Middleweight debut and snapping his two-fight skid in the process. “Bearjew” will look to capitalize on the momentum of his spectacular win, but it will be a long an arduous trek up to a ranking spot. Up next for Craig, I would very much like to see a hard-hitting brawl between him and Anders just for the simple fact that this will bring all the violence. Anders is coming off a loss to Marc-Andre Barriault, but he has a wealth of experience fighting at 185 pounds and brings the fight time after time. His style is tailor made to suit Craig’s, and this potential bang-fest could produce yet another $50,000 bonus-winning performance.

UFC Fight Night: Herbert v Ziam Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Winner: Fares Ziam
Who He Should Face Next: Kyle Nelson

Ziam picked up consecutive win No. 2 in London with a great performance against Jai Herbert. As for Nelson, he collected a much-needed win last month by out-scoring Blake Bilder at UFC 289. Prior to that, Nelson was just 1-4-1 inside the Octagon, so if he can get his second straight win against Ziam, it boosts his confidence moving forward in a tough 145-pound division. For Ziam, a third straight win will give him his first three-fight win streak in four years.

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