The UFC made it’s return to London for the first time in quite a while and the promotion managed to put together an event that was stacked with UK talent from top to bottom. In the end, the aforementioned talent delivered in every single fight and the event turned out to be an action-packed ride that never seemed to slow down. All but three of the fights ended in a finish and there were several fantastic submissions at regular intervals. The very first fight was over in less than a minute as one of the hottest prospects on the planet, undefeated veteran amateur fighter Muhammad Mokaev, secured a guillotine in his UFC debut.
Shortly after that, Paul Craig managed to extend his win-streak to four by locking up yet another triangle finish against Nikita Krylov in his first fight since being promoted to black belt in BJJ. Makwan Amirkhani then followed Mokaev’s footsteps and managed to finish his opponent inside the first minute as well, putting Mike Grundy to sleep with an Anaconda Choke. UK fan-favorite Paddy ‘the Baddy’ Pimblett also got to work early as he managed to take Rodrigo Vargas’ back and sink in the rear-naked choke after a little less than four minutes of action. After that, the main event saw another first-round finish as Tom Aspinall dominated Alexander Volkov on the ground before submitting him with a straight armbar.
UFC London Full Results
Tom Aspinall defeats Alexander Volkov via Submission – Straight Armbar (Round 1, 3:45)
Arnold Allen defeats Dan Hooker via TKO – Punches and elbows (Round 1, 2:33)
Paddy Pimblett defeats Rodrigo Vargas via Submission – Rear-naked Choke (Round 1, 3:49)
Gunnar Nelson defeats Takashi Soto via Decision – Unanimous (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Molly McCann defeats Luana Carolina via KO – Spinning back elbow (Round 3, 1:52)
Ilia Topuria defeats Jai Herbert via KO – Punch (Round 2, 1:07)
Makwan Amirkhani defeats Mike Grundy via Submission – Anaconda Choke (Round 1, 0:57)
Sergei Pavlovich defeats Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO – Punches (Round 1, 4:03)
Paul Craig defeats Nikita Krylov via Submission – Triangle Choke (Round 1, 3:57)
Jack Shore defeats Timur Valiev via Decision – Unanimous (29-29, 29-28, 29-27)
Elise Reed defeats Cory McKenna via Decision – Split (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Muhammad Mokaev defeats Cody Durden via Submission – Guillotine Choke (Round 1, 0:58)
The full event replay for the return of the UFC to London, including every one of the above submission finishes, will be available to watch on UFC FightPass, click here to subscribe and watch.
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