UFC London: UK start time, how to watch, how much and fight card

Paddy Pimblett is amongst the Brits in action during this weekend’s UFC London event in the UK, with the start time, cost and fight card details listed here.

Three years on since the last event held in the UK, London will once again welcome back UFC this weekend. After Covid-19 postponed the last scheduled UK event in March 2020, British UFC fans are eagerly awaiting its return.

A capacity crowd will take to the O2 Arena for the match-ups, with a number of British and Irish fighters in action. As anticipation around the event begins to build, the details around UFC London have now been revealed.

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Where is UFC London being held?

Well, as already mentioned, the event will take place at the O2 Arena in London.

After Storm Eunice left lasting damage on the arena, fears about the suitability of the venue began to surface. However, organisers believe the O2 will be safe for visitors, with UFC London given the green light.

It marks a return to the O2 for UFC after the 20,000 capacity arena hosted the last event back in 2019.

When is UFC London?

The early preliminary round for UFC London kicks off at 5pm GMT on Saturday 19th March. Whereas the main card for UFC London begins a few hours later at 9pm GMT on the same day.

For avid UK UFC lovers, the more sociable hours represent a chance to watch the event at a suitable time. Traditionally, fights usually take place in the early hours of the morning for fans from the UK.

Who is on the UFC London fight card?

Anticipation around the event is reaching fever-pitch, with UK UFC fans excited to watch British and Irish fighters in action.

Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall headlines the night, with Paddy Pimblett also taking on Kazula Vargas in the co-main event of the evening.

Full main card:

  • Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall – Heavyweight Bout
  • Paddy Pimblett vs Kazula Vargas – Lightweight Bout
  • Arnold Allen vs Dan Hooker – Featherweight Bout
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Sergei Pavlovich – Heavyweight Bout
  • Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig – Light Heavyweight Bout
  • Gunnar Nelson vs Claudio Silva – Welterweight Bout

Full preliminary card:

  • Jai Herbert vs Mike Davis – Lightweight Bout
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs Cory Durden – Flyweight Bout
  • Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani – Featherweight Bout
  • Molly McCann vs Luana Carolina – Women’s Flyweight Bout
  • Jack Shore vs Timur Valviev – Bantamweight Bout
  • Cory McKenna vs Elise Reed – Women’s Strawweight Bout
  • Nathaniel Wood vs Liudvik Sholinian – Bantamweight Bout

How to watch UFC London in the UK

Viewers hoping to catch the preliminary rounds can do so by purchasing a fight pass via the UFC website.

For those in the UK gearing up for the main event, fans can watch UFC London on BT Sport. The home of UFC broadcasts in the UK, BT Sport will show all the action from 9pm onwards.

How much will it cost to watch UFC London in the UK?

Fans of UFC in the UK hoping to catch this weekend’s event will need to take out a BT Sport subscription.

Monthly passes are available to purchase, with more details available on the BT Sport website.