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Tom Aspinall knocks out Sergei Pavlovich to become interim heavyweight champ!



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Aspinall vs Pavlovich. Photo via Instagram (@tomaspinallofficial)

Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich just clashed in the co-main event at the Madison Square Garden, with the UFC interim heavyweight title on the line.

The fight barely got started before it was over. Aspinall landed a clean leg kick in the opening seconds while Pavlovich answered with a powershot that the Brit took well.

Just about a minute into the fight, Aspinall landed two rock hard 1-2 combinations that knocked out the Russian cold, and just like that, UK had an interim heavyweight champion.

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Aspinall vs Pavlovich co-headlined UFC 295

In the post-fight interview, the new interim champ opened up on the win.

“It’s been a crazy two and a half weeks,” Aspinall said. “He’s a big scary guy. I’ve never been as scared in my life as fighting this guy but you know what? I’ve got a lot of power too and I believe in myself. I really believe in myself.”

“I was struggling with the distance, his arms were very long but we got there.”

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