On Saturday July 23, UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Aspinall takes place at The O2 Arena in London, England. The stacked card features many Nordic fighters, including Swedish light heavyweight legend Alexander Gustafsson and middleweight contender Jack “The Joker” Hermansson.
In the heavyweight main event, Curtis Blaydes will face England’s Tom Aspinall. No. 6 ranked Aspinall is undefeated in the UFC with five wins, while Blaydes rides a two-fight win streak.
The co-main event will be a middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Chris Curtis. “The Joker” was supposed to face Darren Till, but the Liverpool fighter recently had to withdraw from the bout.
The return of Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson
The event will be Swedish UFC star Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson’s highly awaited return to the octagon as he faces Nikita Krylov on the main card. Gustafsson last fought in heavyweight in July 2020, but now he will return to light heavyweight again. His opponent, No. 11 ranked Krylov, comes from a loss to Paul Craig in March this year.
The card also features a lightweight fight with fan-favourite Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett who will take on Jordan Leavitt, as well as a women’s flyweight bout between hyped Molly McCann and Hannah Goldy. Finlands featherweight king Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani and Danish welterweight Nicolas Dalby will also perform on the stacked event.
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Aspinall – Full fight card
- 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
- 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
*Bout order and number of fights can change.
Start time and how to watch in Sweden and US:
Sweden: UFC Fight Pass broadcasts the prelims and main card starting at 18.00 CEST.
US: The preliminary card is broadcasted by ESPN+ with start 11 a.m ET. The main card is brodcasted by ESPN+ with start 2 p.m. ET.
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