Main Card at 4 p.m. ET, Prelims at 1:30 p.m. ET
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Exclusive to ESPN+, UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall, will be live from London’s O2 Arena this Saturday afternoon, March 12, with the main card at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT and the Prelims at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The event is UFC’s first fight card outside the U.S. since UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira on Oct. 30, 2021, in Abu Dhabi. Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Volkov vs. Aspinall on ESPNEWS which airs Friday, March 18, at 10 p.m. ET and will provide fans with exclusive insights and views heading into Fight Night.
The main event features, hard-hitting heavyweights, No. 6 Alexander Volkov (34-9) and No. 11 Tom Aspinall (11-2), an Englishman who will certainly have the support of the sold-out crowd. Volkov has 22 knockouts and 15 first-round finishes and has defeated five of his last eight opponents. Aspinall is on a 4-0 win streak in UFC, but has never faced a top-10 opponent.
The co-main event also features a home-crowd favorite, No. 7 Arnold Allen (17-1) of England facing Dan Hooker (21-11) in a featherweight tussle. Allen is undefeated after all his eight UFC outings and looks to be the 10th fighter in UFC history to begin his career 9-0. Hooker, in his return to featherweight, has won eight of his last 12 fights and has 12 first-round finishes.
The sell-out crowd is also sure to be anticipating the walk out of Liverpool’s Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett. An already well-known name in the U.K., Pimblett has captured the imagination of the entire MMA world after his electric UFC debut last September.
John Gooden will call the action, alongside Paul Felder and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. Laura Sanko will handle reporting duties. All coverage in Spanish will be handled by Victor Davila and Brandon Moreno.
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Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
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