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UFC London live stream results: The promotion recently took its mixed martial arts (MMA) operation “across the pond” for a special ESPN+ broadcast of “Volkov vs. Aspinall,” a fan-friendly lineup stocked with homegrown talent inside the world-famous O2 Arena in London, England. Among the top-billed stars on this afternoon (Sat., March 19, 2022) is heavyweight phenom Tom Aspinall, who looks to make a name for himself in the crowded 265-pound division by laying waste to towering Russian bruiser, Alexander Volkov. Elsewhere on the card, once-beaten English sensation Arnold Allen welcomes rugged lightweight veteran Dan Hooker back to the 145-pound weight class, while lightweight “Baddy” Paddy Pimblett marks his second UFC appearance opposite Mexican sensation Rodrigo Vargas. All that and so much more!

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Volkov vs. Aspinall.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC London results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).

UFC LONDON QUICK RESULTS:

Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall — Aspinall def. Volkov by submission (straight armbar) at 3:45 of Round One
Dan Hooker vs. Arnold Allen — Allen def. Hooker by TKO (punches and elbows) at 2:33 of Round One
Paddy Pimblett vs. Rodrigo Vargas — Pimblett def. Vargas by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:49 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Soto — Nelson def. Sato by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Luana Carolina vs. Molly McCann — McCann def. Carolina by KO (spinning back elbow) at 1:52 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria — Topuria def. Herbert by KO (punch) at 1:07 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Grundy — Amirkhani def. Grundy by submission (anaconda choke) at 0:57 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich — Pavlovich def. Abdurakhimov by TKO (punches) at 4:03 of Round One
Paul Craig vs. Nikita Krylov — Craig def. Krylov by submission (triangle choke) at 3:57 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev — Shore def. Valiev by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed — Reed def. McKenna by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)
Cody Durden vs. Muhammad Mokaev — Mokaev def. Durden by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:58 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS

UFC LONDON PLAY-BY-PLAY:

265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall

Round 1: Aspinall opens with low kicks. Clean left hook in combination. Volkov doubles up the switch kicks. Aspinall grabs a body lock and takes him down into side control. Volkov regains half guard a minute in, eats elbows. More good shots from Aspinall, who’s trying to pin down Volkov’s arm. Kimura attempt from Aspinall, no dice. Knee and elbow on the way up two minutes in. Counter right lands for Volkov, circling on the fence. Jabs from Aspinall, low kicks. He slips throwing a body kick but slickly avoids Volkov’s attempt to punish it. Two minutes to go.

Well-timed double-leg puts Aspinall back on top in half guard. Aspinall isolates the left arm for a straight armbar and forces the tap.

Final result: Aspinall def. Volkov by submission (straight armbar)


145 lbs.: Dan Hooker vs. Arnold Allen

Round 1: Hooker on the front foot to start. Allen low kicks. Two-piece from Hooker in return. Jab through the guard. Hooker continuing to pressure, gets rocked by a series of massive shots. Hooker responds by dropping Allen with a left hook, only to get blasted by more heavy lefts. Allen changes levels a minute in, denied. More clean lefts from Allen. Things slow back down and they return to center cage. Two minutes in. Hooker pawing with the jab. Huge counter 1-2 sends Hooker staggering back again and Allen pours it on. Hooker covers up against the fence and Allen clobbers him with elbows until the ref intervenes.

Final result: Allen def. Hooker by TKO (punches and elbows)


155 lbs.: Paddy Pimblett vs. Rodrigo Vargas

Round 1: Vargas tanks a low kick to land a series of punches and force Pimblett to his back. Half guard for Vargas. One minute in. Short lefts landing. Knee to the body on the way up. Two minutes in. Keeping Pimblett against the fence. Pimblett responds with a major outer reap into guard. Two minutes to go.

Vargas tries to scramble and Pimblett immediately takes the back. Body triangle for Pimblett. RNC looks locked in and there’s the tap.

Final result: Pimblett def. Vargas by submission (rear naked choke)


170 lbs.: Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Soto

Round 1: Sato advancing, tries a head kick. Nelson tries one of his own. Lead right attempt. One minute in. Body kick connects. Unable to tie up thus far. Side kick. Two minutes in. Quick exchange near the fence. Lots of hand fighting, no clean connections. Nelson shoots, gets the body lock, and latches onto Sato’s back. One hook in with two minutes to go.

Body triangle now. Short shots from Nelson, trying to soften him up. One minute to go. Continuing to chip away. 10-9 Nelson.

Round 2: Back to the pointfighting at range. Nelson tries a lead right. Again. One minute in. Body kick. Brief attempt at a clinch. Sato really not offering much offense. There’s a low kick. Two minutes in. Right hand from Nelson, then an easy double-leg into side control. Looking to take the back. Two minutes in.

Sato stuck on his knees against the fence. Nelson works his way into full back mount. Body triangle. One minute to go. No dice on the RNC. More short punches from Nelson. 10-9 Nelson.

Round 3: Early clinch. Nelson shoots, denied. Lead right. One minute in. Double-leg right to the back. Body triangle once again. Back to the hand fighting. Two minutes in. Short shots from Nelson. More punches. Two minutes to go.

Hunting the RNC, switching sides. Sato still fighting the hands with a minute to go. Again Nelson gets under the chin, again Sato breaks his grip. 10-8 Nelson for how much longer he was in dominant position this time.

Final result: Nelson def. Sato by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina

Round 1: McCann on the front foot to start. She catches a low kick, can’t use it. McCann comes forward swinging and rattles Carolina with an overhand right. McCann continuing to advance and bomb away as Carolina retreats. After several dozen haymakers, McCann changes levels a minute in. Carolina reverses on the fence. They trade knees downstairs. Separation. McCann goes low-high. Again, with two right hands this time. Two minutes in. Carolina trying to keep her at bay. McCann grabs a body lock and puts her on the fence. Spinning elbow attempt on the break. Two minutes to go.

Body kick from Carolina. Flying knee attempt. McCann to the body, then a lead right up top. Carolina just misses with a knee. McCann lead right, catches a kick, hard left. Overhand rights continuing to land. Carolina covering up and backing herself to the fence. McCann unloads on her before they tie up. One minute to go. Separation. McCann to the body. She catches another body kick. Carolina body knee. McCann tries a wheel kick, then showboats a bit. One last exchange. 10-9 McCann.

Round 2: Carolina a bit more aggressive to start. They clinch, head kick attempt on the break. Counter right from McCann, eats a leg kick. Carolina body knee. One minute in. Carolina really looking for that knee as McCann ducks in. Both land to the body and McCann follows with a clean double-leg into side control. Two minutes in. Knees to the body. Carolina just trying to control at the moment. Two minutes to go.

Elbow from McCann. Carolina makes space and gets to her feet. Solid short shots from Carolina after McCann ties up. One minute to go. Jockeying for position. Knee and elbow from Carolina. They separate. McCann lands a counter body shot, then an overhand right. Carolina lands a level elbow and gets slammed for it. 10-9 McCann.

Round 3: Carolina active early, busy with kicks. Spinning back kick from McCann that Carolina shrugs off. More body kicks. McCann puts her on the fence. Carolina reverses, lands knees as they jockey for position. One minute in. Good combination work from Carolina, who walks into a jab. McCann overhand right. She looks to catch a body kick, then answers with a monstrous spinning back elbow that instantly turns Carolina’s lights out.

Final result: McCann def. Carolina by KO (spinning back elbow)


155 lbs.: Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria

Round 1: Topuria advancing early. Good right from Herberyt Topuria overextends and Herbert lands a flush left high kick in response. Topuria scrambles up into a takedown attempt. On the fence a minute in. Still driving for it. He ultimately gets Herbert down into side control and looks for the crucifix. Two minutes in. Herbert regains guard. Topuria passes, Herbert regains. Two minutes to go.

Herbert scrambles to his feet and lands a knee on the break. Heavy punches from the Brit. Clean right cross. One minute to go. Right head kick attempt. Topuria falls short with a three-piece. Lovely counter knee from Herbert catches Topuria ducking in. Herbert blasts him with another right cross against the fence. 10-9 Herbert.

Round 2: Topuria having issues with the range so far. Body kick from Herbert met by an overhand right. Topuria cross counter. He backs Herbert to the fence, rips a left hook to the body, then utterly annihilates Herbert with an overhand right. One of the most brutal knockouts of 2022 so far.

Final result: Topuria def. Herbert by KO (punch)


145 lbs.: Mike Grundy vs. Makwan Amirkhani

Round 1: Grundy shoots early and Amirkhani looks for a guillotine. Transitioning to an anaconda. Grundy rolling but it’s getting deeper and the lights go out before long.

Final result: Amirkhani def. Grundy by submission (anaconda choke)


265 lbs.: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich

Round 1: Both men staying at a distance early. Prodding with jabs and kicks. One minute in. No significant connections yet. Abdurakhimov low kicks. Solid counter right from Pavlovich and he looks to capitalize. Two minutes in. Jab from Abdurakhimov, who looks to be steady. Hard counter rights from Pavlovich. Back to the potshotting at range. Abdurakhimov punches into the clinch with two minutes to go.

Quick separation. Pavlovich suddenly steps in with a vicious lead right that floors Abdurakhimov. He starts pounding from turtle, and though Abdurakhimov seems lucid, there’s enough unanswered shots to force the ref into action.

Final result: Pavlovich def. Abdurakhimov by TKO (punches)


205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Nikita Krylov

Round 1: They meet in the center and start trading until Craig catches a kick. Krylov ends up in top position and is in half guard when ESPN+ dies on me. He’s still there when it resumes around two minutes in. Craig regains guard, but Krylov postures up and lands some nasty punches. Again, avoids a triangle, moves to side control. Craig regains guard with two minutes to go.

Krylov continuing to stand over him and blast him with punches before settling back into guard. Craig gets his feet on Krylov’s hips, elevates him, then latches onto his signature triangle as Krylov tries to continue punching. Krylov taps seconds later, completing yet another incredible comeback for the “Bearjew.”

Final result: Craig def. Krylov by submission (triangle choke)


135 lbs.: Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev

Round 1: Valiev turns aside a takedown attempt. Trading low kicks. Counter overhand lands for Valiev, who eats a short right hook. One minute in. Shore threatening head kicks, lands a low kick. Body shots and low kick from Valiev. Valiev consistently countering the low kicks now. Body kick from Shore. Two minutes in. Valiev catches a leg kick and puts him on the fence. Low blow from Valiev and the ref breaks them up. Trading leg kicks. Two minutes to go.

Shore continuing to press forward. Valiev times another leg kick and takes him down. Shore pops right back up with double unders. They separate with a minute to go. Hard 1-2 from Shore. Valiev counters a body kick with a stiff jab. Body jabs. Heavy leg kick by Valiev. Jab exchange. Close round. 10-9 Valiev?

Round 2: Shore times a counter right hand and follows up by taking Valiev down. Valiev scrambles up and separates in short order. Good body shots and low kick, then a clean double into butterfly guard. One minute in. Staying heavy. Shore scoots to the fence and stands, Valiev still attached. They separate two minutes in. Low kick exchange. They trade near the fence. Valiev to the body after eating a nice jab. Good trade, Valiev left hook. Looping right by Shore in return. Body kick. Two minutes to go.

Shore 1-2, Valiev body kick. More exchanging in the center and Shore hauls him to the fence. Shore nearly gets him down with a minute to go. Knees to the body. Valiev reverses with a lovely trip into top position. Nice scramble and Shore gets back up, continues to drive. 10-9 Valiev, but super close again.

Round 3: Big 1-2 drops Valiev hard. Shore latches onto his back. One hook in. Valiev struggling to stand, does so and separates. Valiev puts him on teh fence, lands an elbow on the break. Trading a minute in. Short catches a body kick and Valiev commits to a guillotine, Shore waiting it out two minutes in, gets his head free and settles in half guard. Hard elbows. Valiev scrambles free and stands. Shore catches a knee to the body and puts him on the fence. Two minutes to go.

Valiev reverses and punches on the break. Clash of heads. Good uppercut from Shore. Valiev still game, throwing volume. Hard darting left. Shore body kick with a minute to go. Valiev tries to keep slugging and gets crumpled by a left hook. He pops back up and continues to trade. Good right cross by Valiev. Shore tries a knee, eats a spinning back fist and takes him down into guard. Valiev spins for an armbar. Shore keeping him stacked, drops elbows. Hell of a round. 10-9 Shore. Wouldn’t argue 29-28 either way.

Final result: Shore def. Valiev by unanimous decision


115 lbs.: Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed

Round 1: Heavy right crosses from Reed to start. She circles away when McKenna tries to pressure. Another clean right hand. One minute in. Another right connects. Good movement so far from Reed. Two minutes in. Quick exchange in the center. McKenna tries a counter hook. They trade rights. Heavy combo from Reed on the counter. Two minutes to go.

McKenna absorbs a right and shoots, hauling Reed to the fence. Looking for the high crotch, dumps her into side control with a minute to go. Reed regains guard, eats punches. Hard postured elbow from McKenna, who lets her up and trades right hands. Side kick and right hand from Reed. 10-9 Reed.

Round 2: McKenna more active in the early going. Long right from Reed. McKenna counter 3-2. One minute in. Low kicks landing for Reed. Short uppercut as they trade in the center. There’s a right cross from McKenna. Two minutes in. Another good exchange. McKenna lands an overhand right, Reed comes back with a combo. Hard combo on the fence. Two minutes to go.

2-3 lands hard for Reed. McKenna tries a head kick, gets cracked with more punches. Brutal left by Reed, head kick whiffs with a minute to go. McKenna abandons a shot. Left hook lands for her, another big right cross comes back at her. McKenna shoots and slams her down in the final seconds, but eats another right for her trouble. 10-9 Reed.

Round 3: Low kick from Reed. Another hard right. One minute in. McKenna times a Reed leg kick to take her down. Elbows from the top. Full guard. Staying heavy, landing short shots. Two minutes in. Continuing to work from guard. Two minutes to go.

Reed kicks her off and stands. Quick exchange. Hard right hand briefly buckles McKenna, who gets her footing and fies an elbow on the break. They trade rights with a minute to go. Reed right hand, Left hook and uppercut from McKenna. Reed still firing rights, McKenna launching counter hooks in return. They tie up and McKenna puts her on the fence. Good elbow on the break. 10-9 McKenna; first and third round scores are going to be interesting.

Final result: Reed def. McKenna by split decision


125 lbs.: Cody Durden vs. Muhammad Mokaev

Round 1: Trading kicks to start after meeting in the center. Body kick from Mokaev, avoids an overhand right. Suddenly, Mokaev blasts Durden with a clean flying knee and latches onto a guillotine. Durden slams him to the mat, but Mokaev keeps his grip in the scramble and forces a tap.

Final result: Mokaev def. Durden by submission (guillotine choke


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