UFC Fight Night London

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UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, today announced that it will be returning to The O2 on Saturday 23 July 2022.

UFC returned to the UK for the first time in three years in March for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: VOLKOV vs. ASPINALL at The O2, welcoming a sell-out crowd of over 17,000. Following the success of UFC’s return to the UK, the promotion will host its second event at London’s The O2 this year.  

London has always been the home to landmark UFC events, and earlier this year, it played host to one of the most memorable Fight Nights in UFC history. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: VOLKOV vs. ASPINALL was the highest-grossing Fight Night in UFC history and the highest-grossing single sporting event ever in The O2. Fans were treated to standout performances with nine stoppages, six of which came from local British athletes, that night.

England’s UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall put on a performance of a lifetime. He went head-to-head with Alexander Volkov, defeating him via submission, continuing his unbeaten record in the UFC and earning him his fourth Performance of the Night bonus. The co-main event saw Arnold Allen cement his status in the featherweight division as he defeated New Zealand’s own Dan Hooker via TKO.

Rising star Paddy Pimblett put on a show in front of home fans. He defeated Rodrigo Vargas via submission. While Molly McCann had a knockout of the year contender performance, Muhammad Mokaev triumphed in his UFC debut, and Paul Craig won in emphatic fashion. That night UFC’s UK contingent reached new heights. 

UFC President Dana White made his desires on the market clear back in March when he commented: “This is the greatest batch of talent we’ve ever seen in the history of the UK. Tonight re-energised me and reminded me of what it’s like to do fights over in the UK. We’re coming back here this year.”

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