Heavyweight contenders will be in the spotlight when the UFC returns to London for the second time this year, as Curtis Blaydes takes on Tom Aspinall in the main event at UFC Fight Night 208.
Prelim action at UFC London is set to get underway on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. ET at O2 Arena, with the main card scheduled for an early 2 p.m. start. Currently pegged at No. 6 in the UFC heavyweight rankings, Tom Aspinall looks to the weekend as a slender favorite on the UFC London Fight Night odds.
Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Betting Notes
Blaydes returns to the Octagon for the first time since posting a convincing second-round TKO win over Chris Daukaus at UFC Columbus four months ago. That victory marked his first finish in his past five outings and was the sixth win in seven fights for the No. 4 contender among UFC heavyweights.
Aspinall headlined the main card the last time the UFC traveled to London, and entertained British fight fans with a decisive submission victory just 3:45 into his clash with Alexander Volkov. Aspinall now enjoys an eight-fight win streak that has featured seven finishes inside five minutes, including four of his five UFC appearances to date.
Blaydes vs Aspinall Odds
Online sportsbook BetUS has Aspinall leading the way as a -130 favorite on the UFC London odds, while Blaydes closely lags as a +100 underdog.
UFC Fight Night London betting fans looking to cash in on the biggest underdog of the afternoon will find it during the prelims, as Charles Rosa battles fellow featherweight Nathaniel Wood as a +400 bet.
The tightest odds of the day can be found on the co-main event, with Chris Curtis sporting -110 odds in his middleweight date with Jack Hermansson, who’s favored at -120.
Blaydes vs Aspinall Betting Odds & Fight Card
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UFC London: Blaydes vs Aspinall Best Bets
The action moves to London this weekend after the UFC made its debut last weekend at the brand new UBS Arena in Long Island, New York. We went 3-for-6 last weekend and aim to build on that momentum with this weekend’s best bets.
Main Event Odds & Pick
A pair of UFC heavyweight contenders aiming for a title shot top the main card on Saturday at UFC London. Curtis Blaydes (+100) is coming off arguably his best performance since joining the UFC six years ago with his recent TKO victory over Chris Daukaus that earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus since recording a TKO win over Alistair Overeem at UFC 225.
“Razor” has enjoyed consistent support at the sportsbooks, where he has been pegged as betting chalk in each of his 15 Octagon appearances, sporting average odds of -347. However, Blaydes now finds himself in somewhat unfamiliar territory, as he gets set to enter a hostile arena listed as a slender betting underdog.
Tom Aspinall (-130) has taken the heavyweight division by storm since joining the UFC two years ago but has gained only slight momentum at the sportsbooks. The imposing Englishman sported average odds of -388 over his first four UFC contests, highlighted by a speedy first-round finish of Alan Baudot at UFC Fight Island 5 as massive -700 chalk. However, he paid out on odds of just -135 last time out vs Alexander Volkov.
Prediction: Tom Aspinall By KO, TKO Or DQ (+180)
Jack Hermansson vs Chris Curtis Odds & Pick
Middleweights take over the spotlight in the co-main event of the afternoon. Jack Hermansson (-120) hopes to avoid posting back-to-back losses for the first time in almost a decade, as he takes on MMA veteran Chris Curtis (-110).
A winner in eight straight contests, Curtis agreed to this fight on short notice after Hermansson’s original opponent Darren Till was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Prediction: Chris Curtis To Win By KO, TKO Or DQ (+195)
Paddy Pimblett vs Jordan Leavitt Odds & Pick
For more on this fight, check out our Pimblett vs Leavitt odds article.
Paddy Pimblett (-260) enjoys the benefit of fighting in front of hometown fans for the second time in as many Octagon appearances as he takes on Jordan Leavitt (+200) in a clash of lightweights. Pimblett enjoyed plenty of fan support as he tallied a first-round submission win over Rodrigo Vargas in March at UFC London.
That marked the Liverpool native’s second first-round finish in as many UFC appearances. Leavitt is coming off a narrow split-decision win over Trey Ogden in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 199 that lifted his pro MMA record to 10-1.
Prediction: Paddy Pimblett (-260); UNDER 2.5 Rounds (-190)
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Odds Shark Staff Sat, Aug 13, 4:03am