Opening Odds for UFC London: Volkov vs. Aspinall


UFC London: Volkov vs. Aspinall takes place on Saturday, March 19 at the O2 Arena in London, England. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

UFC London Odds

Alexander Volkov -146
Tom Aspinall +124

Arnold Allen -158
Dan Hooker +134

Paddy Pimblett -225
Rodrigo Vargas +188

Gunnar Nelson -300
Takashi Sato +250

Sergei Pavlovich -275
Shamil Abdurakhimov +235

Paul Craig -158
Nikita Krylov +134

Jack Shore -110
Timur Valiev -110

Molly McCann -150
Luana Carolina +130

Muhammad Mokaev -180
Cody Durden +155

Mike Grundy -110
Makwan Amirkhani -110

Cory McKenna -180
Elise Reed +155

Nathaniel Wood -210
Vince Morales +180

Ilia Topuria -500
Jai Herbert +375

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC London Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC London is a five-round heavyweight bout between top-15 ranked heavyweights Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall. Volkov is the No. 6 ranked fighter in the division and he is coming off of a decision win over Marcin Tybura in his last fight. Overall, Volkov has won three of his last four fights. As for Aspinall, he is currently riding an eight-fight win streak and he is a perfect 4-0 in the UFC. These are two of the best heavyweights in the UFC, so this should be a very important fight as far as the rankings go. Volkov is more proven at the highest level of the sport, so it makes sense he opened as a small favorite. That being said, Aspinall is a stud himself, so it shouldn’t shock anyone if he ends up beating Volkov.
  • The co-main event features Arnold Allen and Dan Hooker. Allen has been in the UFC since 2015 and he’s a perfect 8-0 since then. If he beats Hooker, he would likely be no more than one more win away from getting a title shot. As for Hooker, he is moving back down to 145lbs after losing three of his last four fights at lightweight. This should be a very interesting fight, but given Allen’s long winning streak dating back seven years now, he should be the favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.

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