The main event between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall did not end as we had hoped at UFC Fight Night on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
Tom Aspinall (12-3) suffered a knee injury after landing a leg kick and falling to the canvas in agony only 15 seconds into round one. Tom came out aggressive at the start of the round and landed a step-in knee. Blaydes responded with two big right hands and a leg kick before Aspinall landed a leg kick of his own. The Brit quickly followed up with another leg kick but disaster struck as he fell to the ground in pain. Referee Herb Dean stepped in and called a stop to the action awarding a visibly disappointed Curtis Blaydes the TKO win.
Curtis Blaydes improves to 17-3 with 1 No Contest.
Main Card Results:
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes defeated Tom Aspinall in Round 1 at 0:15
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson defeated Chris Curtis via Unanimous Decision
Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett defeated Jordan Leavitt via Submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 2 at 2:46
Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov defeated Alexander Gustafsson via KO (punches) in Round 1 at 1:07
Women’s Flyweight: Molly McCann defeated Hannah Goldy via TKO (punches) in Round 1 at 3:52
Light Heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir defeated Paul Craig via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Preliminary Card Results:
Lightweight: Ľudovít Klein defeated Mason Jones via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Lightweight: Marc Diakiese defeated Damir Hadžović via Unanimous Decision (30–26, 30–26, 30–27)
Featherweight: Nathaniel Wood defeated Charles Rosa via Unanimous Decision (30–26, 30–26, 30–27)
Featherweight: Jonathan Pearce defeated Makwan Amirkhani via TKO (punches) in Round 2 at 4:10
Flyweight: Muhammad Mokaev defeated Charles Johnson via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Lightweight: Jai Herbert defeated Kyle Nelson via Unanimous Decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Women’s Flyweight: Victoria Leonardo defeated Mandy Böhm via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby defeated Cláudio Silva via Unanimous Decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–27)
- UFC London Highlights
Paddy Pimblett submitted Jordan Leavitt with a rear-naked choke in the second round. As promised Paddy added insult to injury and teabagged his opponent during the post-fight celebrations!
- Nikita Krylov scored a first-round knockout against former UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in an extremely brutal fashion.
- Molly McCann did it again with her now signature spinning elbow stopping Hannah Goldy in the first round much to the delight of the London fans!
- Nathanial Wood made his successful Featherweight debut against a durable Charles Rosa.
- Jai Herbert got back in the win column with a unanimous decision against Kyle Nelson.
- Nicolas Dalby defeated Cláudio Silva by unanimous decision in an entertaining opener to the prelims.