Headlining the promotion’s return to the UK following a two-year absence — a heavyweight main event featuring Russian kickboxing ace, Alexander Volkov, and Greater Manchester talent, Tom Aspinall.
Headlining in London for the second time in his UFC tenure, Moscow native, Volkov most recently featured at UFC 267 back in October on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE — besting Marcin Tybura over the course of three rounds in a unanimous decision win.
4-0 inside the Octagon since his debut back in July 2020, Aspinall stopped recent UFC 272 winner, Sergey Spivak last time out in September on the main card of UFC Vegas 36 at the UFC Apex facility.
In the evening’s co-headliner, Ipswitch-born contender, Arnold Allen makes his long-awaited return as he welcomes Kiwi striker, Dan Hooker back to the featherweight limit.
Allen has been out of action since a unanimous decision victory over Sodiq Yussuf back in April at UFC on ABC 2 — while Hooker featured against Islam Makhachev on short notice at the above mentioned, UFC 267 card in Ocotober, suffering a first round kimura loss.
UFC London Results: Volkov vs. Aspinall
UFC London Main Card Results: (ESPN + 4 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall def. Alexander Volkov via first round (3:45) submission (americana)
Featherweight: Arnold Allen def. Dan Hooker via first round (2:33) TKO (strikes)
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson def. Takashi Sato via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Flyweight: Molly McCann def. Luana Carolina via third round (1:52) KO (spinning back-elbow)
Lightweight: Ilia Topuria def. Jai Herbert via second round (1:07) KO (punch)
UFC London Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+ 1:30 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani def. Mike Grundy via first round (0:57) submission (anaconda choke)
Heavyweight: Sergey Pavlovich def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via first round (4:03) TKO (punch and ground strikes)
Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig def. Nikita Krylov via first round (3:57) submission (triangle)
Bantamweight: Jack Shore def. Timur Valiev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Strawweight: Elise Reed def. Cory McKenna via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Muhammad Mokaev def. Cory Durden via first round (0:58) submission (mounted guillotine)