UFC London full card confirmed with 10 UK fighters on the bill for March show


Aspinall and Hooker among the names fighting on home soil (Picture: Getty)

UFC London will feature 10 UK fighters on a stacked card in the capital on 19 March.

The MMA promotion is back on these shores for the first time in three years with heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall given top billing in a huge test against Alexander Volkov.

Liverpool sensation Paddy Pimblett will seek to follow up on a destructive debut last September when he takes on Kazula Vargas.

Arnold Allen will hope inch closer to a shot at the featherweight title when he takes on Dan Hooker in an early contender for fight of the night.

Undefeated bantamweight Jack Shore is also in action against Timur Valiev with Molly McCann also back in action against Luana Carolina.

UFC London: Card in full

Tom Aspinall vs Alexander Volkov
Paddy Pimblett vs Kazula Vargas
Arnold Allen vs Dan Hooker
Paul Craig vs Nikita Krylov
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Sergei Pavolich
Jack Shore vs Timur Valiev
Muhammad Mokaev vs Cody Durden
Nathaniel Wood vs Liudvik Sholinian
Cory McKenna vs Elise Reed
Molly McCann vs Luana Carolina
Gunnar Nelson vs Claudio Silva
Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani

There is also a return for popular Icelandic welterweight Gunnar Nelson, who fights for the first time in almost three years.

Speaking on the announcement, UFC President Dana White said: ‘Every time we put on an event in London it’s an unbelievable experience.

‘The fans are incredible, and the fights are always off the charts. It’s a different kind of energy in England.

‘And I can’t wait to get back there with a fight card on March 19th.’

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