UFC London start time, TV channel, how to live stream and full fight card

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The UFC fight card is packed full of British talent as the likes of Jack Shore, Cory McKenna, Tom Aspinall and Paddy Pimblett are in action

The UFC will return to London tonight in what is set to be an exciting night of fights from the 02 Arena.

The world’s top Mixed Martial Art’s promotion, the UFC, will stage a huge event at the popular fighting venue for the first time since March of 2019, after the covid-19 pandemic saw the 2020 event cancelled at the last minute.

With a card packed full of British talent such as Jack Shore and Paddy Pimblett, and headlined by Wigan’s top Heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall, it is an event that has been highly anticipated by British fans.

What time does UFC London start?

UFC London 2022 will take place at the O2 Arena on Saturday 19 March.

The prelims are set to begin at 5pm GMT with the main card following at 8pm GMT.

How can I watch UFC London? Is it on TV?

UFC London will air live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.

There will also be some early prelims shown on the UFC streaming service, UFC Fightpass.

Who are the UK fighters to watch out for?

Tom Aspinall

In the main event of the evening Wigan-born Heavyweight Tom Aspinall will face off with Russian veteran Alexander Volkov after a string of wins propelled him in to the spotlight in 2021. Aspinall who has a record of 11-2 has become known for his powerful strikes and well rounded skill-set since signing for the UFC, attributes he will hope to put to good use in front of the British crowd tonight.

Arnold Allen

Coming in to the event, the Suffolk fighter Arnold Allen will be feeling a huge amount of confidence as he looks to extend his 10-fight win streak in the featherweight division. However, Allen who boasts an overall record of 17-1 will need every ounce of experience he has coming in to the bout as he faces off with former lightweight contender Dan Hooker.

Paddy Pimblett

Making his first UFC appearance on British soil Liverpool’s Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett will enter the area with a huge amount of hype after his first round knockout of Luigi Vendramini in 2021. The former Cage Warriors Champion who has a record of 17-3 has already become known as a fan favourite in his short time with the UFC and will expect one of the warmest welcomes of the night from the London crowd.

Jack Shore

The undefeated Welsh Bantamweight has been nothing short of perfect in his time in the UFC octagon so far, boasting an impressive record of 15-0. The 26 year old who fights out of Abertillery will face off with talented Dagestani Timur Valiev, though he won’t do it alone as an army of Welsh fans are expected to travel to London to support him.

Cory McKenna

Making her third appearance in the UFC, Wales’s second fighter on the card will be hoping to maintain her two fight win streak with the new promotion as she makes her first appearance in the UK since 2018. Known for being the first Welsh female to sign for the UFC, McKenna will face off with tough American Elise Reed in what is expected to be a very close match up.

The full UFC London fight card

Main card

Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall

Arnold Allen vs Dan Hooker

Paddy Pimblett vs Kazula Vargas

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Sergei Pavlovich

Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig

Gunnar Nelson vs Takashi Sato

Prelims

Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria

Muhammad Mokaev vs Cody Durden

Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani

Molly McCann vs Luana Carolina

Jack Shore vs Timur Valiev

Cory McKenna vs Elise Reed

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