The MMA Vivisection – UFC London: Blaydes vs. Aspinall picks, odds, & analysis

The UFC is back in the UK this weekend with a top quality Fight Night offering. Highlighting the event is a heavyweight top contender’s…

By: Zane Simon | 11 months ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC London: Blaydes vs. Aspinall picks, odds, & analysis
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The UFC is back in the UK this weekend with a top quality Fight Night offering. Highlighting the event is a heavyweight top contender’s bout between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall. In the co-main event, Chris Curtis looks to keep his momentum going with a bout against top-ranked Jack Hermansson. And former title contender Alexander Gustafsson makes his return to light heavyweight against Nikita Krylov. Throw Molly McCann, Paddy Pimblett, and Paul Craig in there and it should be a thrilling card.

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For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC London fight card as it stood at the time of recording:

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 3pm/12pm ET&PT
Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall — At 5:14, Odds 22:48, Picks, Zane: Aspinall, Connor: Blaydes
Jack Hermansson vs. Chris Curtis — At 24:43, Odds 38:10, Picks, Both: Curtis
Paddy Pimblett vs. Jordan Leavitt — At 39:17, Odds 48:22, Picks, Both: Pimblett
Nikita Krylov vs. Alexander Gustafsson — At 50:04, Odds 58:12, Picks, Both: Krylov
Molly McCann vs. Hannah Goldy — At 58:38, Odds 1:05:08, Picks, Both: McCann
Paul Craig vs. Volkan Oezdemir — At 1:05:49, Odds 1:15:52, Picks, Both: Oezdemir

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 12pm/9am ET&PT
Mason Jones vs. L’udovit Klein — At 0:59, Odds 7:06, Picks, Both: Jones
Marc Diakiese vs. Damir Hadzovic — At 8:32, Odds 11:47, Picks, Both: Diakiese
Nathaniel Wood vs. Charles Rosa — At 12:25, Odds 17:28, Picks, Both: Wood
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jonathan Pearce — At 20:06, Odds 25:49, Picks, Both: Amirkhani
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Charles Johnson — At 28:12, Odds 34:32, Picks, Both: Mokaev
Jai Herbert vs. Kyle Nelson — At 35:54, Odds 41:51, Picks, Both: Herbert
Victoria Leonardo vs. Mandy Bohm — At 42:45, Odds 47:02, Picks, Both: Bohm
Claudio Silva vs. Nicolas Dalby — At 47:34, Odds 51:57, Picks, Both: Dalby

For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisections for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’… Standings for our last event, UFC Long Island, aka: UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez — Zane went 9/12, while Connor went 6/12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 659/1027 and Connor is now 618/1027. Reference: Vivi Picks Stats_7.23.22.pdf

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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