Volkov
vs.
Aspinall
Allen
vs.
Hooker
Pimblett
vs.
Vargas
Nelson
vs.
Sato
Carolina
vs.
McCann
Herbert
vs.
Topuria

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
41-19

Aspinall
(72%)

Allen
(64%)

Pimblett
(91%)

Nelson
(84%)

McCann
(70%)

Topuria
(92%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
41-19
2018 Champion

Volkov

Hooker

Pimblett

Nelson

Carolina

Topuria

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
39-21

Aspinall

Hooker

Pimblett

Nelson

Carolina

Topuria

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
39-21

Aspinall

Allen

Pimblett

Nelson

McCann

Topuria

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
38-22
2014 Champion

Aspinall

Allen

Pimblett

Nelson

McCann

Topuria

Nolan King
@mma_kings
37-23

Volkov

Hooker

Pimblett

Nelson

McCann

Topuria

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
37-23

Aspinall

Allen

Pimblett

Sato

McCann

Topuria

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
36-24

Aspinall

Allen

Pimblett

Nelson

Carolina

Topuria

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
36-24

Aspinall

Allen

Pimblett

Sato

Carolina

Topuria

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
35-25
2017 Champion

Volkov

Hooker

Pimblett

Nelson

Carolina

Topuria

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
33-27

Aspinall

Allen

Pimblett

Nelson

McCann

Topuria

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
28-32

Volkov

Hooker

Vargas

Sato

Carolina

Herbert

The UFC makes its long-awaited return to London this week with a heavyweight bout at the top of the card.

UFC Fight Night 204 takes place Saturday at O2 Arena in London. The card streams on ESPN+.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, Alexander Volkov (34-9 MMA, 8-3 UFC) takes on Tom Aspinall (11-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at heavyweight. Aspinall is a slight -135 favorite at Tipico; the comeback on Volkov is +105. Our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers have Aspinall in close voting at 7-4.

In the co-feature, Arnold Allen (17-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) will look to stay unbeaten in the UFC against Dan Hooker (21-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC) at featherweight. Allen is a slight -125 favorite and has the smallest possible edge in the picks at 6-5.

Also on the main card, rising home-country fan favorite Paddy Pimblett (17-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) meets Kazula Vargas (12-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at lightweight. Pimblett is a -650 favorite and a near-unanimous pick at 10-1.

Gunnar Nelson (17-5-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC) returns from a lengthy layoff to take on short-notice replacement opponent Takashi Sato (16-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at welterweight. Nelson is a -550 favorite and a big 8-3 leader in the picks.

Luana Carolina (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) takes on Molly McCann (11-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in a women’s flyweight bout. McCann is a slight -145 favorite, but it’s Carolina who has a 6-5 edge in the picks.

And to open the main card, Ilia Topuria (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is a 6-1 favorite at lightweight against Jai Herbert (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC). Topuria is our second near-unanimous pick at 10-1.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Aspinall (72 percent), Allen (64 percent), Pimblett (91 percent), Nelson (84 percent), McCann (70 percent) and Topuria (92 percent) are the choices.

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