English heavyweight Tom Aspinall will headline a UFC Fight Night event July 22 in London against Marcin Tybura, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday.
Aspinall (12-3) will return to O2 Arena for the first time since he suffered a quick TKO loss to Curtis Blaydes last July. The bout ended in just 15 seconds, when Aspinall suffered a freak knee injury that ultimately kept him sidelined the rest of 2022.
The 30-year-old commented on the scheduled Tybura bout via social media.
“I have missed fighting so much, more than happy to be back to work,” he wrote on Instagram.
Tybura (24-7), of Poland, has won two in a row.
Aspinall and Tybura are ranked No. 5 and No. 10, respectively, among UFC heavyweights.