Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event in London, England. With picks and odds, for every bout on the card. From Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall in the main event down to Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden in the opening prelim.
The UFC is back with another rock solid Fight Night offering this week in London. Top-ranked heavyweights Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall face-off in the main event, with a featherweight bout between Arnold Allen and Dan Hooker set for the co-main. Throw in some Paddy Pimblett and the return of Gunnar Nelson and it should make for a quality night of MMA.
June M. Williams
Your official and honorary hosts this week!
For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC London fight card, as it stood at the time of recording:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 4pm/1pm ET&PT
Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall — At 6:28, Odds 21:19, Picks – Both: Volkov
Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker — At 22:37, Odds 40:39, Picks – Zane: Hooker, Connor: Allen
Paddy Pimblett vs. Kazula Vargas — At 41:36, Odds 51:17, Picks – Zane: Pimblett, Connor: Vargas
Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Sato — At 51:29, Odds 57:26, Picks – Both: Nelson
Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina — At 57:47, Odds 1:03:45, Picks – Zane: McCann, Connor: Carolina
Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria — At 1:05:56, Odds 1:10:02, Picks – Both: Topuria
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 1pm/10am ET&PT (timestamps yet to come, watch this space)
Mike Grundy vs. Makwan Amirkhani — At , Odds , Picks – Both: Grundy
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich — At , Odds , Picks – Both: Pavlovich
Nikita Krylov vs. Paul Craig — At , Odds , Picks – Both: Craig
Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev — At , Odds , Picks – Both: Shore
Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed — At , Odds , Picks – Both: McKenna
Nathaniel Wood vs. Vince Morales — At , Odds , Picks – Both: Wood
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden — At , Odds , Picks – Both: Mokaev
For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisections for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’… Standings for our last event, UFC Vegas 50: Santos vs. Ankalaev — Zane went 8/14, and since they agreed on every pick last week, Connor also went 8/14. They did successfully pick the winner of every bout on the main card and the Featured Prelim, but the remainder of the prelims outcomes hurt them a bit. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 511/809 and Connor is now 500/809.
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