UFC London in Tweets: Fighters react to wild night of finishes from Tom Aspinall, Paddy Pimblett, more


Tom Aspinall, Arnold Allen, Paddy Pimblett, and Molly McCann made UFC London an evening to remember for all the U.K. MMA fans.

Saturday’s UFC return to London with a packed card featuring the next generation U.K MMA talent. This statement about British MMA made a strong impression: it is in safe hands.

Though the fight started rough for the maincard, Ilia Topuria scored a brutal second-round win over Jai Herbert. However, all the British fighters on the maincard showed up to the show. Molly McCann scored a KO of the Year contender with her third-round spinning back elbow of Luana Carolina, Paddy Pimblett secured a first-round submission of Kazula Vargas, and Arnold Allen put on the best performance of his career thus far, knocking out Dan Hooker in just 2 minutes and 33 seconds. Then, in the main event, Tom Aspinall proved that the hype is real as he demolished one-time Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov with a first-round submission via straight-armbar.

There was something in the water for sure that night,and here’s what fighters had to say about the UFC London main card.

Tom Aspinall def. Alexander Volkov

Arnold Allen def. Dan Hooker

Paddy Pimblett def. Kazula Vargas

Gunnar Nelson def. Takashi Sato

Molly McCann def. Luana Carolina

Ilia Topuria def. Jai Herbert