Watch Tom Aspinall vs. Alexander Volkov full fight video highlights from UFC London’s main event, courtesy of the UFC.
UFC London took place March 19 at the O2 Arena in London, England. In the main event of the evening, heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall faced Alexander Volkov. The live broadcast was televised on ESPN+. You can see more highlights of the night’s main event below.
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For more on Aspinall vs. Volkov, check out the live blog by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew.
Round 1: Aspinall comes out in southpaw with Volkov in orthodox and Aspinall almost immediately lands a low calf kick as he starts moving on the outside. He then lands a 3-piece combo to the dome of Volkov who eats it but man that was quick and it’s gonna earn some respect.
It does, Volkov is now backing up Aspinall. moving on him. Volkov steps in and Aspinall gets a clinch and scores a takedown early! Volkov is up against the fence but Aspinall is in side control already. Aspinall is off to a strong start.
Volkov is now able to recover half his guard, but Aspinall begins to rain down big shots. One of these opens Volkov’s eyes! He’s bleeding like a pig and Aspinall starts pounding some big shots on him. Volkov still in this and Aspinall grabs a kimura grip but Volkov is keen to it and he ends up using it to stand!
Aspinall is still quite fresh and landing combinations against Volkov’s fence. Aspinall is able to reset his speed, but Volkov manages to land a few right hands. In space, Volkov drops Aspinall with a right hand but it looks like it was actually a slip because Aspinall is up immediately and seems fine. Then he goes for a double-leg takedown, and plants Volkov again.
This is Aspinall immediately submitting, going to half guard, and then moving for straight armlocks that make Volkov tap! WOW! Tom Aspinall finishes first round!
Tom Aspinall defeats Alexander Volkov by submission (armlock) at 3:45 of Round 1.