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Next UFC is Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall: Official Discussion Thread.

Hey everyone! As always, before we move into the next UFC (Blaydes vs Aspinall), here's a reminder of what went down with Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez (plus our post fight discussion thread).

Right, it's on to the next UFC and the main card is full of UK MMA talent all over again, here we go with another UFC London, Blaydes vs Aspinall at the O2 突

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Tom Aspinall moving like a middleweight

Curtis Blaydes's record is:
16-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)

Curtis Blaydes is coming off a win over Chris Daukaus, prior to that it was a win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Tom Aspinall's record is:
12-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)

Tom Aspinall is coming off a win over Alexander Volkov, prior to that it was a win over Sergey Spivak.

Tom Aspinall hasn't lost a fight in the UFC, he's on an eight fight winning streak after a DQ against Lukasz Parobiec, prior to that he submitted to Stuart Austin due to a heel hook.

Curtis Blades has some incredible experience behind him after competing against the likes of:

  • Derrick Lewis
  • Alexander Volkov
  • Junior dos Santos
  • Francis Ngannou
  • Alistair Overeem
  • Mark Hunt
  • Francis Ngannou

I mean, look at that list... 仁

There is so much going on with this card including the return of Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann, Alexander Gustafsson and Nathaniel Wood hidden away in the prelims.

More content and discussions will be dropped in the comments leading up to fight day. If you have any, or want to get involved or drop any interesting relevant content then do so in comments below.

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Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Main Card

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Main Card Weight
Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall 265
Jack Hermansson vs Chris Curtis 185
Paddy Pimblett vs Jordan Leavitt 155
Nikita Krylov vs Alexander Gustafsson 205
Molly McCann vs Hannah Goldy 125
Paul Craig vs Volkan Oezdemir 205

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Prelims

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Prelims Weight
Marc Diakiese vs Damir Had鱉ovi 155
Makwan Amirkhani vs Jonathan Pearce 145
Nathaniel Wood vs Charles Rosa 145
Muhammad Mokaev vs Charles Johnson 125
Jai Herbert vs Kyle Nelson 155
Mandy B繹hm vs Victoria Leonardo 125
Nicolas Dalby vs Claudio Silva 170

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Live Betting Odds

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Global start times

When does Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall go down?

  • The next UFC Date is July 23rd at the O2 Arena, London, England
  • Approx start time is around 5 p.m. BST, 9 a.m PT, and 12pm ET
  • Main card starts around 8 p.m. BST
  • Main event octagon walkouts at around 10:00 p.m. BST (approx)

So [Blades and Aspinall] should make their way to the Octagon at around 10:15 p.m. BST, (obviously that depends on how long the prelims fights last).

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Discussion (24)

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Slim

Love these London cards, love to see the support those athletes have over there and they always get stacked cards since the UFC isnt always out there! I feel like its easy to sleep on this card if you dont really know. Theres more than a few great matchups this weekend but I think the sleeper fight no one is talking about is Craig v. Oezdemir, im just hurt Darren Till is out again. Wouldve been awesome to see him return in front of a home crowd! Still have to decide who Im picking in the main event

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Glad u like em mate, MMA still pretty niche here with lots of stigma attached - the crowd are insane. Tell me more about Craig v. Oezdemir

@louisingro are you attending this one in person?

Agree with Till, I love his fighting style but also find him a very frustrating watch with all the feints

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Louis

Sorry about the no posts lately dude I've been down hill I'm health but getting back slowly but surely, yeah mate I attended UFC London, the fight card overall wasn't nothing special, but the atmosphere, the fans I met, the weigh ins which I attended with Oliviera, O'Malley and Belal, meeting Arnold Allen outside, it was all so worth it.

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Wow man, sounds amazing. I am going to try and get there in the future. In terms of getting it all sorted, where did you u buy tickets, travel from, stay hotel wise etc? Was it an all weekend thing? Did you get to see the O'Malley v Yan press conference?

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Louis

Yeah man was a great surreal experience, so I am signed up with UFC fightclub, so you get ticket access before general sale, but that's not even a safe bet that you'll get one like I didn't, I was lucky enough to get a great seat via a resale ticket through the official O2 ticket website itself, so as I've mentioned before I am from Portsmouth, I work on the railway so I don't have to pay for train tickets and if my pals travel with me they don't either (beers on them :) ), so what we did was travel via Portsmouth to Waterloo, then underground Jubilee line to O2 (north Greenwich) that easy. I didn't stay up there as I had a lift sorted to take us back home after the event, so we went up the Friday to watch the weigh ins and the UFC 280 conference which was a nice added bonus, the next day we travelled back up to catch the event, of course being the UFC nerd I am I watched the whole fight card even if it was hard at times haha, Paddy's walkout and the loved he received is real and way more real than what you see on the TV, the lad is a superstar, meeting Arnold Allen randomly was a great pleasure, the man is a cool guy and had time for everyone that approached him. My plan next years is to do two events, UK one again then I'm thinking about a Europe card, Holland, Sweden, Germany etc.

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Slim

Craig v. Oezdemir is probably the least talked about fight on this card IMO. Paul Craig is Charles Oliveira like with his bjj in the way that hes not scared to get knocked down because hes gonna bait you into a submission. In his last fight it looked like Krylov was gonna finish him with ground and pound but ended up getting caught in a triangle. His fight before that against Jamahal Hill was a quick one, dislocating his elbow with an armbar and rolling him into a triangle where the ref stopped it way late 丹領儭 I wanna see if Oezdemir will wanna go to the ground with him even if he knocks him down!

[](Craig v. Oezdemir is probably the least talked about fight on this card IMO. Paul Craig is Charles Oliveira like with his bjj in the way that hes not scared to get knocked down because hes gonna bait you into a submission. In his last fight it looked like Krylov was gonna finish him with ground and pound but ended up getting caught in a triangle. His fight before that against Jamahal Hill was a quick one, dislocating his elbow with an armbar and rolling him into a triangle where the ref stopped it way late 丹領儭 I wanna see if Oezdemir will wanna go to the ground with him even if he knocks him down!

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Mike Bisping has Tom Aspinall on his show.

History In The Walls Ft. Tom Aspinall

play pause Believe You Me with Michael Bisping
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Dan Hardy's breakdown for the next UFC courtesy of BT Sport

UFC London: Curtis Blaydes v Tom Aspinall Tactical Breakdown, Dan Hardy's Breakdown Show

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hannahwoking

Its fight day boys! Enjoy!!! Especially if youre in London 突 @louisingro (so jealous)

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BT Sport app for me! At least it's at a decent time and bundled in with my EE mobile bill

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The Severe MMA Podcast team out first with an episode on UFC London this weekend.

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Dan Hardy's picks for UFC London Blaydes v Aspinall from a podcast perspective:

play pause Full Reptile Radio
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Full reptile episode on the Paddy v Leavitt matchup

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What a night 菊

Disappointed with the TKO in the main event tho, hope they play that back, I was well invested after those first few exchanges..

Post fight discussion thread

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The first of the free fight releases has come out in prep for the next UFC

Tom Aspinall vs Alexander Volko, Free fight at UFC London

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Hardy breaking down Aspinall v Blayes

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall, Dan Hardy Breakdown

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I keep going on about this but I wish there was a UFC London Embedded

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We've almost got a UFC Embedded London episode here!

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Here's the media day face offs, I can't seem to find a video that shows all the content in one broadcast..

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Some nice footage of Aspinall here, love the new back tattoo 儭

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hannahwoking

I love the energy at these UFC London events, I also love Meatball Molly, she's all heart, watching her crying on the shoulder of Laura Sanko (I think it was her) really got to me last time round. I hope she does it again, that elbow was insane.

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Another free UFC fight is up in prep for UFC London

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hannahwoking

This is a good watch from BT Sport, always spot in with UFC content

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Gerry

Where does Aspinall rank then if he beats Blaydes? I say he ranks 3.