Tom Aspinall hands Andrei Arlovski second submission loss of career

Tom Aspinall continues to reveal why he may be the next huge thing at heavyweight.

At UFC Battle Night 185 on Saturday, Aspinall beat previous UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski by submission with a rear-naked choke at 1:09 of the 2nd round.

The heavyweight bout opened the UFC Battle Night 185 primary card at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. It streamed on ESPN+.

Early in Round 1, Arlovski (30-20 Mixed Martial Arts, 19-14 UFC) seemed in difficulty. With his back up versus the fence, Arlovski taken in lots of Aspinall (10-2 Mixed Martial Arts, 3-0 UFC) punches to the head and body. In some way he made it through and battled out the 2nd half of Round 1.

In Round 2, Aspinall changed it up. He charged and took on Arlovski to the mat versus the fence. Aspinall rapidly relocated to the back where he secured a rear-naked choke. Within seconds, Arlovski tapped and the battle was over.

With the triumph, Aspinall extends his general winning streak to 6. Prior to UFC Battle Night 185, Aspinall had actually gotten fast UFC wins by TKO over Alan Baudot and Jake Collier.

When It Comes To Arlovski, the loss snaps a two-fight winning streak. The 42-year-old has actually lost 3 out of his latest 6 trips. This was simply the 2nd by submission in his 22-year profession.

Now UFC Battle Night 185 outcomes consist of:

  • Tom Aspinall def. Andrei Arlovski through submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:09

  • Jared Gordon def. Danny Chavez through consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

  • John Castaneda def. Eddie Wineland through TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:44

  • Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr through TKO (flying knee) – Round 1, 0:56

  • Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson through TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:41

  • Aiemann Zahabi def. Drako Rodriguez through knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:05

  • Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa through TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:32

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.