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Schedule for UFC London: Volkov vs. Aspinall - weigh-ins and pre-fight press conference

Alexander Volkov [left], Tom Aspinall [right, Image source: Instagram @tomaspinallofficial]
Alexander Volkov [left], Tom Aspinall [right, Image source: Instagram @tomaspinallofficial]

The UFC is set to return to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2019 with a stacked card this upcoming weekend. UFC London: Volkov vs. Aspinall will take place on March 19 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

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The much-awaited Fight Night event is set to be headlined by a heavyweight encounter between British knockout artist Tom Aspinall and former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov.

Although the main event currently features Volkov, there is a chance that the Russian may not be allowed to compete at the event. This is due to the recent sanctions on Russian athletes implemented by the UK government. In that case, Aspinall will have to step into the cage with a replacement fighter whom the promotion is yet to officially announce.

In the co-headliner, Dan Hooker is set to be welcomed on his return to the featherweight division after six years by surging contender Arnold Allen.

Check out the pre-fight press conference and weigh-ins schedule for the event below:

Pre-fight press conference

The pre-fight press conference for the event will take place on Thursday, March 17 and can be viewed live on the promotion's official website, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.

Official and ceremonial weigh-ins

The official and ceremonial weigh-ins will take place on Friday, March 18 and can be viewed on the aforementioned platforms.

NOTE: The dates are estimated based on the schedule for upcoming events and are subject to change as the promotion is yet to officially confirm the same.


UFC London main card

Check out the main card for UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall below:

Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall (Heavyweight)

Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker (Featherweight)

Paddy Pimblett vs. Rodrigo Vargas (Lightweight)

Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Sato (Welterweight)

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich (Heavyweight)

Nikita Krylov vs. Paul Craig (Light heavyweight)

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The Volkov vs. Aspinall main card will begin at 4 PM ET/ 1 PM PT on Saturday, March 19.


UFC London preliminary card

Check out the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall below:

Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria (Lightweight)

Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev (Bantamweight)

Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina (Women's flyweight)

Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden (Flyweight)

Mike Grundy vs. Makwan Amirkhani (Featherweight)

Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed (Women's strawweight)

Nathaniel Wood vs. Vince Morales (Bantamweight)

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Edited by Aziel Karthak
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