For the first time in nearly four years, the UFC is returning to the U.K. this weekend and is bringing the heat with two ranked heavyweights headlining the card. No. 6 Alexander Volkov will be taking on No. 11 British fighter Tom Aspinall in the main event.
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Aspinall takes place Saturday, March 19, with the prelims beginning at 1 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN+. The lower-ranked fighter is the favorite in Volkov vs Aspinall odds.
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Volkov vs Aspinall Notes
Volkov is looking to get on a winning streak after scoring a unanimous-decision victory over Marcin Tybura in October one fight after losing a split decision to former interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane last June.
Meanwhile, Aspinall hasn’t tasted defeat in nearly six years, rattling off seven wins in a row, including four straight in the UFC that were all finishes, with only one reaching the second round.
Volkov vs Aspinall Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released the Volkov vs Aspinall odds for this week’s UFC Fight Night and set Tom as the -135 favorite and Alexander the +105 underdog. This means to profit $100 on Aspinall, you would need to lay $135, while a $100 winning wager on Volkov would net you $105.
A -135 betting line for Aspinall translates to an implied win probability of 57.45 percent according to our sports betting calculator. Meanwhile, Volkov’s odds represent an implied win probability of 48.78 percent.
If you’re putting together a UFC parlay and want the biggest favorite on the card, there are two options to choose from, with Ilia Topuria and Paddy Pimblett both set at -550. Meanwhile, the tightest odds are found in the bantamweight prelim fight between Timur Valiev (-115) vs Jack Shore (-115).
Volkov vs Aspinall Betting Odds & Fight Card
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UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Aspinall Best Bets
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Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall Odds & Prediction
Alexander Volkov vs Tom Aspinall Betting Odds
Tom Aspinall (-135) is looking to remain undefeated in the UFC and inch toward the title conversation. He will look to do so against Alexander “Drago” Volkov (+105), who hasn’t lost two fights within a calendar year since 2015.
Prediction: Tom Aspinall (-135) and Inside the Distance (+150)
Dan Hooker vs Arnold Allen Odds & Prediction
Dan Hooker vs Arnold Allen Betting Odds
Following a tough run recently at lightweight, fan favorite Dan “The Hangman” Hooker (-110) is dropping down to featherweight for this co-main event spot. He will have his work cut out for him, though, as opponent Arnold “Almighty” Allen (-120) is on a tear, having not lost since 2014.
Prediction: Fight Goes The Distance (-150)
Paul Craig vs Nikita Krylov Odds & Prediction
Paul Craig vs Nikita Krylov Betting Odds
For the first time in his UFC career, Paul “Bearjew” Craig (+160) finds himself on a winning streak, having won three straight heading into this bout. He will look to continue his winning ways against Nikita “The Miner” Krylov (-200), who has been on a win-one, lose-one streak over his last five fights.
Prediction: Paul Craig (+160) Fight Doesn’t Go The Distance (-210)