Tom Aspinall is an MMA fighter from England. Currently, he competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has won the British Open in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in all belt classes except the black belt. Regarding his MMA record, he has played 14 fights till now in which he wins 12 and lost 2. As of March 20, 2022, he is #11 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. His recent fight was against Alexander Volkov which he won via submission with a record of 12-2. 

What is Tom Aspinall Known For?

  • For being a Mixed Martial Artist. 
  • For competing in the UFC.

What is Tom Aspinall Real Name?

Tom Aspinall took birth on 11th April 1993 making him the present age of 28 as of 2021. His birthplace is Atherton, Greater Manchester, England. He holds British nationality and he belongs to British-White ethnicity. His real name is Thomas Paul Aspinall. His dad, Andy was a Jiu-Jitsu instructor whereas there are no details about his mom. His zodiac sign is Aries and his religion is Christian. He has not revealed anything about his educational details.

Tom Aspinall and his dad


Tom Aspinall Career Timeline

  • Tom, at the age of seven, followed his dad’s footsteps and trained in martial arts.
  • Likewise, he also trained in wrestling and boxing. He then transitioned to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won the British Open in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in all belt classes except the black belt.
  • Later, he became interested in MMA. After a successful amateur career, he racked up a 5–2 professional record before running into problems with finding fights. 
  • He next turned to professional boxing and after 2.5-year hiatus from professional mixed martial arts, he signed a five-fight contract with Cage Warriors. 
  • He was then offered a contract by the Ultimate Fighting Championship but he did not feel ready for the organization.
  • After two fast finishes in Cage Warriors, he signed to the UFC. 
  • He was originally scheduled to make his promotional debut against Raphael Pessoa at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards on 21st March 2020 but Pessoa withdrew from the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Jake Collier, but also the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The pairing was left intact and their fight took place on 25th July 2020 at UFC on ESPN 14 where he won the fight via technical knockout in round one earning him the Performance of the Night award.
  • His second UFC appearance was expected to be against Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen on 11th October 2020. But Spivak withdrew from the bout for undisclosed reasons and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Alan Baudot. Surprisingly, Aspinall won the fight via first-round technical knockout. 
  • On 20th February 2021, he faced Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis winning the fight via a submission in round two earning him the Performance of the Night award. 
  • After then, he was expected to face Sergei Pavlovich on September 4, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191 but Pavlovich was removed from the card in late August due to alleged visa issues that restricted his ability to travel and was replaced by Sergey Spivak.
  • He won the fight via technical knockout in round one against Spivak again earning him his third Performance of the Night bonus award. 
  • On 19th March 2022, he was scheduled to face Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night 204. But it was then announced that Aspinall would instead face Alexander Volkov. 
  • He won the fight via straight armbar submission in round one receiving the Performance of the Night award. 
  • In addition, he is also a professional boxer with a record of 1–0. 

Tom Aspinall punching the opponent


Tom Aspinall beats Alexander Volkov in the first round

On 19th March 2022 (Saturday night), Aspinall turned in the best performance of his UFC career, scoring a first-round submission win over Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC London. He showed off his speed and striking accuracy immediately as he pushed the pace on Volkov and then put him on the mat less than a minute into the fight. Aspinall bloodied his opponent while they were grounded, but Volkov was able to get back to his feet just before the midway point of the frame. He didn’t get to stay there long, as Aspinall scored a second takedown with under two minutes to go. And this time, the Atherton product closed the show, forcing a tap out due to a straight armlock at 3:45 of the first round. He is now targeting a showdown with number-three-ranked heavyweight Tai Tuivasa. “I’ve been telling you all week, I’m born for this. I’m ready,” Aspinall said.”We drink beer in the UK, not just in Australia. Next time you’re in the UK, Mr. Tai Tuivasa, let’s do it, bro.” He has been tipped as a future UFC champion and showed no signs of nervousness in his first UFC main event slot. 

Awards and Achievements

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Jake Collier, Andrei Arlovski, Sergey Spivak, and Alexander Volkov 

Who is Tom Aspinall Wife?

Tom Aspinall is a married man. He tied a knot to his beautiful wife whose name has not been disclosed by him. From their marriage, the duo is blessed with three children. He is a very secretive man as he has not stated anything about their dating life, love life, and marriage life to the media. However, the family is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexuality is straight and he is not gay. 

Tom Aspinall is a father of three kids


How much is Tom Aspinall Net Worth 2022?

Tom Aspinall is a talented fighter who has won many fights during his career timeline. As of 2022, the net worth of Tom is believed to have $250K. His present salary is around in the range of $100K at present. His main source of wealth is from his fighting career as an MMA, UFC, and boxing career. He is also making a cool amount of money through winning the tournaments, bonuses, and more. He is living a modest lifestyle at present. 

How tall is Tom Aspinall?

Tom Aspinall is a handsome boxer whose body type is muscular. He stands at the height of six feet five inches or 1.96 m. His body weight consists of 252 lbs or 114.3 Kg. His highest reach is 78 in or 198 cm. He has inked tattoos on his chest and arms as well. His other body size has not been disclosed yet. He has a pair of black hair and his eye color is light brown. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming smile. 

Did You Know?

  • As of March 20, 2022, he is #11 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
  • His real name is Thomas Paul Aspinall.
  • Aries is his Zodiac sign.
  • Tom, at the age of seven, followed his dad’s footsteps and trained martial arts.
  • He is also a professional boxer with a record of 1–0.
  • He is a father of three kids.

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