UFC 295 video: Sergei Pavlovich, Tom Aspinall have friendly final faceoff for interim title fight

NEW YORK – Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall crossed paths for the final time on Friday before sharing the octagon to determine an interim heavyweight champion at UFC 295.

After Jon Jones suffered an injury that forced a shakeup to the title picture, the UFC implemented an interim belt, picking Pavlovich (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Aspinall (13-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) to collide in Saturday’s co-main event at Madison Square Garden.

Following a respect build up to the short-notice affair, Pavlovich and Aspinall were intense yet respectful when they came face-to-face one more time at ceremonial weigh-ins.

Check out the video above to see the final staredown between Pavlovich and Aspinall ahead of UFC 295.

The UFC 295 main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 295.

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