UFC will return to London after an absence of 3 years. Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal fought in the heart of the UK in 2019. However, the company had an event scheduled in 2020 which was supposed to be headlined by the hometown hero Leon Edwards. But the card had to be cancelled in light of the pandemic.
This time around, another Brit is in the main event as Tom Aspinall will fight Alexander Volkov in the heavyweight division. Aspinall is currently ranked 10th in the division while Volkov is ranked no. 5. Tom will look to climb up the ranks in order to put his name in title contention.
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Heavyweights Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall is your #UFCLondon main event!
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The card is loaded with fighters from the UK. The presence of stars such as Arnold Allen, Molly McCann and Paddy Pimblett will ensure an electric atmosphere. The British crowd is always very supportive of its fighters. Hence, this event will be a sight to behold.
Paddy Pimblett and Tom Aspinall amongst the stars at UFC Fight Night London: Fight Card
The main event has a lot at stake as the winner will have a legitimate claim at fighting the champion next. Other than Volkov vs Aspinall, the event will also mark the return of Paddy Pimblett.
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‘The Baddy’ last fought in September against Luigi Vendramini. It was his debut fight in the UFC and he made a great impression. Pimblett finished the fight via TKO at 4:25 of the first round itself. Fellow scouser Molly McCann will also be present in the card. However, probably the most famous UFC fighter from Liverpool, Darren Till will miss out on this event.
Main Event: Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall (Heavyweight)
Rest of the card: Arnold Allen vs Dan Hooker (Featherweight)
Paddy Pimblett vs Kazula Vargas (Lightweight)
Arnold Allen vs Dan Hooker (Featherweight)
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Sergei Pavlovich (Heavyweight)
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig (Light-Heavyweight)
Gunnar Nelson vs Claudio Silva (Welterweight)
Muhammad Mokaev vs Cody Durden (Flyweight)
Molly Mccann vs Luana Carolina (Women’s Flyweight)
Jack Shore vs Timur Valiev (Bantamweight)
Cory Mckenna vs Elise Reed (Women’s Strawweight)
Nathaniel Wood vs Liudvik Sholinian (Bantamweight)
UFC Fight Night London: Date & Venue
The much-anticipated event will take place on March 19 inside the iconic O2 Arena in London.
UFC Fight Night London: Ticket Prices
The ticket prices for this event is not very pocket friendly. Fans who want to sit cage-side for a better view will have to pay a reported £1822. The upper-tier tickets will cost £302.75.
UFC Fight Night London: How and where to watch?
A lot of eyes will be on the event as fan favourites such as Paddy Pimblett and Dan Hooker are on this card. Find out below about how and where to watch the event.
In the USA
The North American fight fans will have the opportunity to catch the event live on ESPN+ at 11:00 am est/8:00 am pst.
In the UK
The fans from the UK will be able to watch the fights for free on BT Sport 1 from 4 pm GMT onwards.
Indian MMA fans will be able to watch the event live on Sony LIV app from 9:30 pm Indian standard time.
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