UFC London 2022: Volkov vs Aspinall - Live stream, fight info, spoiler-free replays and how to watch on BT Sport

The UFC is returning to London after a three-year hiatus with a must-see headline showdown between Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall.

By George Mills Published: 18 March 2022 - 11.44am
Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall fighting in the UFC Octagon

It’s been a long time coming but the UFC is finally returning to London this weekend to take up residency at the iconic O2 Arena for the first time since 2019.

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When is UFC London 2022: Volkov vs Aspinall?

Having been kept away while the pandemic swept the globe, the promotion has wasted no time rebooking one of the marquee shows on the MMA calendar, making a 12th trip to the British capital on Saturday 19 March.

The event will mark the first time the UFC has held an event outside of the US or Abu Dhabi’s Fight Island since the pandemic began, rewarding the promotion’s strong support for fans of the UFC this side of the Atlantic.

The event will be shown exclusively live at 6pm (8pm main card) on Saturday 19 March on BT Sport 1 HD and across our digital platforms.

Who is fighting?

As always, the event is expected to be a showcase for some of the best British talent currently plying their wares in the promotion.

But this year the calibre of talent on offer looks set to make it an even more special evening at the O2 Arena with multiple British contenders given the chance to showcase their skills on the biggest night in MMA this side of the water.

Rising heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall is set to top the bill and fight in front of a raucous hometown crowd for the first time in the UFC, taking on the towering Russian Alexander Volkov for a place in the top five of the division.

Popular featherweight Arnold Allen looks as though he’s secured the big name he’s been crying out for to truly announce himself as a bonafide 145lb contender with a mouthwatering match-up against Dan Hooker.

We'll also see Scouse legend Paddy Pimblett in his second UFC outing, as well as Molly McCann, Paul Craig and Jai Herbert. See below for more information on the main card.

UFC London 2022: Volkov vs Aspinall Main Card

Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall - Heavyweight

Arnold Allen vs Dan Hooker - Featherweight

Paddy Pimblett vs Rodrigo Vargas - Lightweight

Gunnar Nelson vs Takashi Soto - Welterweight

Molly McCann vs Luana Carolina - Women's flyweight

Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria - Lightweight

 

UFC London 2022: Volkov vs Aspinall Prelims

Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani - Featherweight

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Sergei Pavlovich - Heavyweight

Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig - Light heavyweight

Jack Shore vs Timur Valiev - Bantamweight

Cory McKenna vs Elise Reed - Women's strawweight

Muhammad Mokaev vs Cody Durden - Flyweight

How to live stream the fights on a phone or tablet

Subscribers wanting to watch the fights can open the BT Sport app on Saturday night and follow the link at the top of the homepage.

The app is available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

How to live stream the fights on a laptop

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How to watch UFC London 2022 on TV

*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS5, Xbox Series X, Apple TV, NOW and many more devices.

What if I can't watch it live?

No problem! Our brilliant enhanced video player is available on both the BT Sport app on mobile and tablet and BTSport.com.

You won't miss miss a second of the action thanks to our interactive timeline, which lets you control your own viewing experience by allowing you to scroll back through the entire card - or skip to your preferred fight using our 'chapters' feature.

And most importantly, the entire card will remain available to watch spoiler-free immediately after broadcast - as it will on our large screen device app. Bookmark this page and return at your leisure to tune in from the outset.

You can also watch a replay of the fight card on BT Sport on Sunday night. Check the TV Guide for more information.

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Our award-winning app on mobile and tablets allows you to customise your home page to avoid seeing spoilers the morning after the big fights.

To make the switch to a spoiler-free home page, open up the app and click 'More' in the bottom corner.

Under 'Settings' change the 'Landing page' option from 'Home' to 'Spoiler-free replays'.

You will then need to exit and close your app. Once you reload the app, your home page will default to the 'Spoiler-free' tab in the Sports navigation menu.

Once you're done in spoiler-free mode, you can either revert your home page back to the default option - or simply navigate away from the spoiler-free tab and check out some of our other must-see content across the app.