A heavy-hitting heavyweight destroyed his UFC opponent in 95 seconds but looked moody and annoyed after the win
- Tom Aspinall continued an impressive start to his UFC career, securing his second consecutive first round finish for the company on Saturday.
- The Brit bulldozed through Alan Baudot in a heavyweight match on the main card of UFC Fight Island 5 at the behind-closed-doors Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
- Aspinall avoided most of Baudot's strikes during early exchanges and once he retaliated in kind, he overwhelmed his opponent with apparent ease.
- But rather than celebrate the win, Aspinall looked moody and angry, and later said he feels like he made a few mistakes during the bout.
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A heavy-hitting heavyweight destroyed his UFC opponent in 95 seconds, but looked moody and annoyed after the win.
Tom Aspinall, one of the UFC's 2020 recruits, cultivated a reputation as a feared knockout puncher in Britain, returning stoppage wins in BAMMA and Cage Warriors.
Aspinall took "Fight Island" by storm in July when he bulldozed through his opponent, winning by knockout in 45 seconds.
On Saturday, he followed that victory with another dominant performance in the same Flash Forum venue on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, during a "UFC Fight Island 5" match against Alan Baudot.
Taking control of the middle of the Octagon and evading Baudot's introductory attacks — a jab, hook, and spinning back-fist — before easing into his own strikes like a counter punch, a textbook one-two combination, and then, with the distance-closed, powerful shorts from close-range.
On the canvas, Aspinall smothered Baudot, leaned on him, sent his elbow tip into his opponent's face, then rained punch after punch onto his largely-defenseless opponent.
It was all over.
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Most fighters would celebrate such an occasion. It was Aspinall's second consecutive first-round finish since signing with the UFC, after all.
But not this Brit.
Aspinall looked frustrated as he prowled around the Octagon without even a smile, while Baudot lay defeated on the mat.
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