UFC London Results; Pimblett Shines On Banner night For UKMMA

UKMMA had one of it’s greatest nights in years this Saturday night as the UFC returned to London with a bang. Liverpool’s Paddy Pimblett stole the show on a night where nine bonuses were handed out as the former Cage Warriors champion submitted his fellow lightweight Rodrigo Vargas after being rocked in the early exchanges. Pimblett was given a massive build all week and lived up to the hype on the night.

In the main event, heavyweight Tom Aspinall made light work of Alexander Volkov to push himself up the rankings while Arnold Allen had arguably the performance of his career as he decimated former lightweight contender Dan Hooker inside of a round.

On the undercard, Muhammad Mokaev, the greatest amateur in the history of the sport, opened his UFC tenure with a quick finish while “Meatball” Molly McCann had a knockout of the year contender in her fight with Luana Carolina.

See the full results below:

Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall — Aspinall def. Volkov by submission (straight armbar) at 3:45 of Round One

Dan Hooker vs. Arnold Allen — Allen def. Hooker by TKO (punches and elbows) at 2:33 of Round One

Paddy Pimblett vs. Rodrigo Vargas — Pimblett def. Vargas by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:49 of Round One

Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Soto — Nelson def. Sato by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)

Luana Carolina vs. Molly McCann — McCann def. Carolina by KO (spinning back elbow) at 1:52 of Round Three

Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria — Topuria def. Herbert by KO (punch) at 1:07 of Round Two

Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Grundy — Amirkhani def. Grundy by submission (anaconda choke) at 0:57 of Round One

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich — Pavlovich def. Abdurakhimov by TKO (punches) at 4:03 of Round One

Paul Craig vs. Nikita Krylov — Craig def. Krylov by submission (triangle choke) at 3:57 of Round One

Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev — Shore def. Valiev by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)

Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed — Reed def. McKenna by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)

Cody Durden vs. Muhammad Mokaev — Mokaev def. Durden by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:58 of Round One

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