UFC London: Volkov vs. Aspinall | Best Bets on the Card

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Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall

Heavyweight Bout

Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 06:15 PM EDT at 02 Arena

Alexander Volkov 

Professional MMA Record: 34-9-0 

Knockout Record: 22-2 

Submission Record: 3-2 

SIG Strikes Landed Per Minute: 4.86 

SIG Strike Accuracy: 61.81% 

Takedown Average: 0.53 

Takedown Accuracy: 70.00% 

Submission Average: 0.15 

Savvy veteran Alexander Volkov will enter hostile territory this weekend when facing the up-and-coming British superstar Tom Aspinall in London, England. But with such an extensive professional MMA career and multiple times being under the spotlight, I expect Volkov to be as cool, calm, and collected as ever.  

Forty-three pro MMA bouts to his name, Volkov hasn’t captured UFC gold thus far, but the No.6 ranked heavyweight is a true gatekeeper of the division.  

Tom Aspinall  

Professional MMA Record: 11-2-0 

Knockout Record: 8-0 

Submission Record: 3-1 

SIG Strikes Landed Per Minute: 7.19 

SIG Strike Accuracy: 66.67% 

Takedown Average: 2.73 

Takedown Accuracy: 100.00%  

Submission Average: 1.37 

The new generation of heavyweight mixed martial artists is upon us, and fortunately for British fight fans, one of the most promising new breeds is one of their own.  

Tom Aspinall has burst into the top-15 rankings with four consecutive UFC victories – all of which ended via knockout or submission.  

Aspinall is gearing up for the toughest test of his MMA career, but as the roaring UK crowd are in support, he will feel at home in the octagon this weekend.   

Fight Analysis and Betting Odds 

Sportsbooks across the board support are playing the cautious game, as opening odds of -110 were positioned next to each fighter. Public money has steered Aspinall into the favorite’s position, and it’s hard to deny siding with the Brit.  

There is a concern about Aspinall’s longevity as he hasn’t witnessed anything beyond the second round during his entire career. However, the complete skillset he owns and uses in the cage is a beautiful sight to see.  

You can’t discredit the imposing size and experience of the Russian, but the momentum is all on Aspinall’s side heading into Saturday’s main event.   

UFC Pick: Tom Aspinall to Win (-122) with FanDuel     

Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker 

Featherweight Bout  

Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 05:50 PM EDT at  02 Arena 

Arnold Allen  

Professional MMA Record: 17-1-0 

Knockout Record: 5-0 

Submission Record: 4-0 

SIG Strikes Landed Per Minute: 2.96 

SIG Strike Accuracy: 44.44% 

Takedown Average: 1.44 

Takedown Accuracy: 50.00% 

Submission Average: 0.39 

Arnold Allen will let his presence be known by taking the weekend’s co-main event, and if you aren’t already aware of the Englishman’s UFC run, continue reading.  

Allen joined the promotion in 2015 with a 9-1 record; he’s remained unbeaten at the highest level of the sport, going 8-0 in the UFC and will finally, receive a name in Dan Hooker that could push his recognition to where it belongs.  

Dan Hooker    

Professional MMA Record: 21-11-0 

Knockout Record: 10-2 

Submission Record: 7-3 

SIG Strikes Landed Per Minute: 4.88 

SIG Strike Accuracy: 47.31% 

Takedown Average: 0.46 

Takedown Accuracy: 42.86% 

Submission Average: 0.31 

After a lacklustre run in the lightweight division, Dan “The Hangman” Hooker returns to the 135lb division, where his emphatic striking offense will be paired with a significant size advantage.  

Hooker has undoubtedly owned a highlight reel career thus far, but the matchmaking has often favored him with strikers. With that said, Hooker holds a clear advantage; he’s been competing against and trains with the best fighters on the planet.  

Fight Analysis and Betting Odds 

The available UFC odds are siding with the hometown boy, and I’m nervous about the result despite his impressive win streak.  

Hooker is the more proficient striker; he’ll own a power advantage and an output and technique advantage. The only reason why I’m not taking a chance on Hooker is because of the weight cut. 

With that said, both men have proven durability, and across three rounds, I do believe we could witness a back-and-forth battle between exchanges on the feet and the ground.  

UFC Pick: Fight Goes to Decision (+112) with FanDuel