UFC goes across the pond for Fight Night 208 featuring Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall in a headlining heavyweight bout at the O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, July 23 (7/23/2022).
UFC Fight Night 208: Blaydes vs. Aspinall, will be exclusive to the ESPN+ streaming service, for both the main card and preliminary bouts. The main card starts at 3 p.m. with preliminary bouts getting underway at noon.
The #4 heavyweight Blaydes (16-3) takes on #6 Aspinall in the main event, where both fighters are coming off recent wins and eyeing title bids. Blaydes is on a 2-fight streak after KOing Chris Daukaus in a headliner in March, and Aspinall is undefeated in eight fights following his recent submission win over Alexander Volkov.
Rising stars Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann, who both fight out of the U.K., also fill out the main card. Paddy the Baddy is 2-0 since storming onto the UFC scene, and has promised “an easy night’s work at the office” when he squares off with Jordan Leavitt.
Here’s a look at the main card for Saturday, which will air exclusively on ESPN+:
- Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall
- Middleweight: Jack Hermansson vs. Chris Curtis
- Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett vs. Jordan Leavitt
- Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Alexander Gustafsson
- Women’s Flyweight: Molly McCann vs. Hannah Goldy
- Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig vs. Volkan Oezdemir
And this is the full lineup for the prelims, which are also exclusive to ESPN+:
- Lightweight: Mason Jones vs. Ľudovít Klein
- Lightweight: Marc Diakiese vs. Damir Hadžović
- Featherweight: Nathaniel Wood vs. Charles Rosa
- Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jonathan Pearce
- Flyweight: Muhammad Mokaev vs. Charles Johnson
- Lightweight: Jai Herbert vs. Kyle Nelson
- Women’s Flyweight: Victoria Leonardo vs. Mandy Böhm
- Welterweight: Cláudio Silva vs. Nicolas Dalby
Can I bet on the fight?
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Odds according to DraftKings:
- Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes +110 vs. Tom Aspinall -130
- Middleweight: Jack Hermansson -115 vs. Chris Curtis -105
- Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett -250 vs. Jordan Leavitt +210
- Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov -200 vs. Alexander Gustafsson +170
- Women’s Flyweight: Molly McCann -390 vs. Hannah Goldy +320
- Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig +140 vs. Volkan Oezdemir -165
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