UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall Live from London on Saturday Afternoon on ESPN+

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UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall Live from London on Saturday Afternoon on ESPN+

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 19, with the main card at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT and the Prelims at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.  The event is UFC’s first fight card in the U.K. in three years.  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-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 as a lightweight 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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Programming (All times ET) 

Fri., 3/18  1 p.m.  UFC Fight Night Pre-Show presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Volkov vs. Aspinall  ESPN+ 
10 p.m.  UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook:  

Volkov vs. Aspinall 

ESPNEWS 
Sat., 3/19  1:30 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall 

(Prelims) 

ESPN+ 
4 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall  ESPN+ 
7 p.m.*  UFC Fight Night Post Show: Volkov vs. Aspinall  ESPN+ 

* immediately following main card   

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET) 

4 PM  Main  Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall 
Co-Main  Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker 
Undercard  Paddy Pimblett vs. Kazula Vargas 
Undercard  Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Sato 
Undercard  Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina 
Undercard  Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria 
1 PM  Feature  Mike Grundy vs. Makwan Amirkhani 
Undercard  Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich 
Undercard  Nikita Krylov vs. Paul Craig 
Undercard  Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev 
Undercard  Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed 
Undercard  Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden 

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