UFC Fight Night 204: Volkov vs. Aspinall
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Event: UFC Fight Night 204: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Date: March 19th, 2022
Time: Main Card: 4:00 P.M. PST.
Location: 02 Arena, London, England.
Free UFC Fight Night 204 Pick: Alexander Volkov -115 vs Tom Aspinall -115 (Bet Now!)
In a banger of a main event at the 02 Arena, Tom Aspiall(#11), the hometown man, is looking to steal Volkov’s(#6) spot in the top 10.
Astoundingly, Aspinall has a 100% finishing rate, with a record of 11-2-0(4-0 UFC). Additionally, he’s captured 3 performance of the night bonuses, and knocked out legend, Andrei Arlovski.
That being said, Tom’s facing the biggest test in his career, with the Russian, Alexander Volkov.
Important to mention, Alex is wily veteran, with over 40 fights(34-9, 8-3 UFC), and with notable wins over Alistair Overeem, and Walt Harris.
Although, “Drago” Volkov has lost 2 of his last 5 fights, and 3 of his last 7, including an iconic last second loss to Derrick Lewis.
MMA Prediction: Aspinall
All things considered, Volkov’s clearly the more experienced fighter, but Aspinall’s younger, hungrier, and fighting in front of home town fans.
Additionally, he’s the more devastating striker and has the it factor, more so than Volkov. And in a coin flip of a fight, we’re siding with the Brit to knockout his opponent, within 5 rounds.
Free UFC Fight Night 204 Pick: Paddy Pimblett -400 vs Rodrigo Vargas +300 (Bet Now!)
Easily the most hyped fighter to come out of the UK, since Conor McGregor, is the huge favorite to dispatch his foe.
His easily recognizable name is, Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett(NR), and has a lights out record of 17-3-0. Moreover, he’s known for his slick submissions, and his slugging in the pocket, style of fighting.
In his UFC debut, last time out, he won via KO in the very first round. Although he did get rocked in the process, due to his wildly odd willingness to get hit in the pocket.
Regarding his opponent, Rodrigo Vargas(NR), he’s currently 1-2 in the UFC, unfortunately losing his first two with the promotion. That being said, he bounced back strong last fight, and is looking to derail the hype train in London.
Important to note, Vargas possesses an impressive 12-4 record, with 7 knockouts, 3 submissions, and 2 decision victories. Although, he’s only won one fight(decision), against fighters in the UFC.
MMA Prediction: Pimblett
In conclusion, the hype is real with Paddy, resulting in a major overreaction from the books, and bettors alike. For readers unaware, Pimblett lost 2 of his last 5 fights, in Cage Warriors.
That being said, he’s still the superior fighter, and will most likely finish Vargas via submission, or knockout.
Free UFC Fight Night 204 Pick: Nikita Krylov -180 vs Paul Craig +150 (Bet Now!)
Any fight involving Paul Craig(#11), is one that aware viewers, run to the tv to watch. He’s also the fighter who owns the sole win over last weekends main eventer, Magomed Ankalaev.
Moreover, Craig’s currently on a four fight winning streak, with wins over upcoming star, Jamahal Hill, and icon Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Also, he’s known for his nasty triangle choke, as well as devastating striking.
His opponent, Nikita Krylov(#9), has dropped 3 of his last 5 fights, but two of them to former and current champions(Jan Blachowicz, and Glover Teixeira)
Furthermore, Krylov lost his last fight to Ankalaev, even though we know how MMA math works out, Craig did beat Ankalaev.
Also, Nikitas two UFC wins we’re against Johnny Walker, and St.Preux. While St.Preux deserves respect, considering his track record, Walker’s a different story, as he’s proven to be all hype.
MMA Prediction: Craig
In my opinion, Craig should be the favorite in this bout, and since he’s a significant dog, we’re siding with him heavily on Saturday night.
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