Join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, and play-by-play (main card) as UFC London: Volkov vs. Aspinall goes down from The O2 Arena in London, England. It’s been three years since the UFC’s last London card, but the wait is finally over for British MMA fans.
The main event for this fight night is a heavyweight matchup between rising English star Tom Aspinall and former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov. English featherweight contender Arnold Allen serves as the co-headliner against New Zealand’s Dan Hooker, who is moving back down to 145 lbs after being a contender at 155 lbs. Ex-Cage Warriors champion Paddy Pimblett is also featured on the event as he takes on Mexico’s Kazula Vargas.
This will be an ESPN+ show but will be kicking off earlier than usual. The six-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT on ESPN+. The six-fight main card is also on ESPN+, and that is supposed to start at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT. For areas outside of the United States, you can catch all the scheduled contests on UFC Fight Pass. BT Sport 1 has the broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Main Card (ESPN+4 PM ET)
Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall
Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker
Paddy Pimblett vs. Kazula Vargas
Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Sato
Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina
Round 1 – McCann is relentless right away, pressing with punches and cinching. Carolina recovers and reverses. She’s bringing it with knees now. They reset. Leg kick from Carolina. Right hook from Meatball. Molly presses her against the cage. Spinning elbow from McCann. They’re brawling! Molly’s all over her! That was a great round. 10-9 McCann.
Round 2 – They brawl to start. McCann gets a takedown. She’s in half and trying to advance. Side now. Knees to the body. Side now. She’s not getting anywhere so she pops up, and Carolina gets up too. Molly bullies her to the cage and they exchange knees. Carolina gets the advantage. 10-9 McCann.
Round 3 – They tear it up right away, but McCann gets the advantage. Holy spinning elbow! Carolina is out cold! WHAT A FINISH!
Molly McCann defeated Luana Carolina via KO (spinning elbow), 1:52 of round 3
Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria
Round 1 – They touch up. Slow start but then they both connect inside. Head kick drops Topuria! He pops up right away and is looking for a takedown. He has Herbert against the fence to clear the cobwebs. Despite a cage crab, Topuria gets the takedown. He’s cut and bleeds all over the mat and his opponent. Herbert regains full guard. Topuria passes goal gets pushed back into full guard. Topuria is trying to posture up for strikes, but Herbert pops up and they reset. Herbert is throwing bombs. Nothing is connecting yet though. He throws the head kick again, but from the other side. Topuria defends. Topuria presses with punches. Big knee from Herbert knocks Topuria’s mouthpiece out! Huge right! Topuria weathers it. 10-9 Herbert.
Round 2 – Herbert with a head kick as Topuria lands a right. Herbert with a long right, using that reach advantage. HOLY HELL TOPURIA JUST SLEPT HERBERT! Three punch combo, chin, body, chin! NIGHT NIGHT! Whoa.
Ilia Topuria defeated Jai Herbert via KO (punches), 1:07 of round 2
Preliminary Card (ESPN+1:30 PM ET)
Makwan Amirkhani def. Mike Grundy by technical submission (anaconda choke) at :57 of round 1
Sergei Pavlovich def. Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO (punches) at 4:03 of round 1
Paul Craig def. Nikita Krylov by submission (triangle choke) at 3:57 of round 1
Jack Shore def. Timur Valiev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Elise Reed def. Cory McKenna by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Muhammad Mokaev def. Cody Durden by submission (guillotine choke) at :58 of round 1