The UFC brought a wild card to The O2 Arena in London, England on March 17th. The English fans brought energy like they always do and sold out the arena to cheer on 8 fighters from the British Isles. Of the ten-fight card, Three bouts ended by knockout and four by submission via choke. Amazingly, two fights were finished in the last second of the third and final round. To see this feat happen twice in a matter of hours is spectacular in and of itself.
The event was a UFC Fight Pass exclusive and received little intrigue from fans and media alike. The Fight Night wasn’t pushed hard as the UFC elected not to produce a signature countdown series for the main card. But many fighters made a case to remember their names. on the main card, no champion was crowned on this night, but a top contender in the heavyweight division was found. Highlights below…
Light Heavyweight Paul “Bearjew” Craig (10-2) Defeats Magomed Ankalaev (9-1) by Submission – Triangle Choke (4:59 Round 3).
Featherweight Danny “The Hatchet” Henry (12-2) Defeats “Mean” Hakeem Dawodu by Submission – Guillotine Choke (:39 Round 1).
Welterweight Leon “Rocky” Edwards (15-3) Defeats Peter Sobotta (17-6) by Technical Knockout – Punches (4:59 Round 3).
Heavyweight #7 Alexander “Drago” Volkov (30-6) Defeats #3 Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (23-8) by Knockout – Punches (1:38 Round 4).