UFC on ESPN+ 37 winner Tom Aspinall critical of himself despite early first-round finish

ABU DHABI – Tom Aspinall beat Alan Baudot by first-round TKO on Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 37.

Take a look inside the fight with Aspinall, who extended his overall winning streak to five.

Result: Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:35
Updated records: Tom Aspinall (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC), lan Baudot (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Aspinall landed 15 of his 17 total strikes to the head.

Aspinall on his overall performance

“I felt the fight was good. I felt that my performance was OK, could have been better. I was stepping in a little bit too close, but I’m still learning, so I’m going to make mistakes in there. Luckily, I didn’t get the consequences of my mistakes, so everything went smooth, thank God. I think a lot of those spins were too close. I was spending too much time too close to him. I should have been in, out, in, out, and I was a little bit in and just out a little bit, so the shots were coming quite close, but I’m learning, and next time I’m going to know.

Aspinall on what he wants next

I’d like to fight Spivak because I did a full training camp for him and I fought and won and he’s without a fight now. The next time the UFC comes to Fight Island, we should get that on for sure.

To hear more from Aspinall, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-fight-island-5-tom-aspinall-critical-win

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