The UFC returns to London at the weekend with promising heavyweight Tom Aspinall and the energetic Paddy Pimblett both in action. Check out our best tips, predictions and special offers for the O2 Arena event.
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UFC London Betting Tips & Predictions: Tom Aspinall v Alexander Volkov
I am going to stick my neck on the line and say that in the next three years Tom Aspinall will be the UFC heavyweight champion of the world.
The 28-year-old from the North West of England is undefeated since joining the UFC – he has won all four fights by stoppage.
Since turning professional, he has fought 13 times, won 11 and lost two. He has fought for BAMMA, MMA Versus UK, Full Contact Contender and Cage Warriors.
The man is a beast. He knocked out Jake Collier on his UFC debut, he then did the same to Alan Baudot. He then went onto submit Andrei Arlovski before stopping Sergey Spivak with a combination of elbows and punches.
Aspinall fears no man. He will take any challenge that is put in front of him. I see him walking his way through a list of fighters over the next couple of years as he gains enough experience to go for the strap.
He headlines the London event at the O2 Arena against Russian fighter Alexander Volkov.
The 33-year-old is no pussycat. He has won 34 of his 43 fights throughout his career. He has been in the Octagon against the likes of Cyril Gane, Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blades and Derrick Lewis.
On paper, you could say that Volkov has enough experience to beat a rookie like Aspinall. That would be a mistake. Aspinall is a rookie in the UFC, but his heart is as big as anyone else.
Volkov will put up a good fight, but the Northerner will soak up an assault and get the Russian out of there in the third round to send the fans home happy.
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