The UFC octagon takes a long awaited European vacation this Saturday, touching down in the O2 Arena in London, England. UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Aspinall has a pretty fun lineup attached to it that I got to choose a roster of fighters to make up my UFC London DraftKings roster with. And, unintentionally but fittingly, I have a roster almost exclusively filled with British fighters. Let’s get to it!
UFC London Betting Guide
UFC London DraftKings Roster
Gunnar Nelson – $9,200
Perhaps it’s risky spending the most money on a fighter who hasn’t fought in the octagon in over 900 days, but Takashi Sato is a favorable matchup for the returning Gunnar Nelson. The grappling wizard should have no issues getting his Japanese counterpart down, and three out of Sato’s four pro losses have come via submission. Sounds like a recipe for some big points.
Muhammad Mokaev – $9,100
Then I go and spend almost as much money on a guy who hasn’t even fought in the UFC before. Seriously?! Seriously. Muhammad Mokaev is a supremely gifted flyweight prospect, a world-class level wrestler who also has dynamite in his limbs. ‘The Punisher’ should have a successful UFC debut against veteran Cody Durden.
Tom Aspinall – $8,300
To the main event we go to pick up England’s Tom Aspinall. While Saturday’s opponent Alexander Volkov is his toughest test to date, I think the young Englishman has the all-around skills, athleticism, and quickness to clear this hurdle on his way to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division. The fact that he averages 108.2 fantasy points per UFC fight is nice as well.
Arnold Allen – $8,000
We’ll keep adding the “hometown” boys to our roster and grab Arnold Allen. While Allen isn’t a massive points earner, he’s extremely consistent and has never lost in eight UFC fights. He’s fighting Dan Hooker on Saturday, who is dropping down to featherweight only because he’s on a slump up at lightweight. I expect the weight class change to not change his fortunes. At least not this week.
Jack Shore – $7,600
Only a $7,600 price tag attached to a 15-0 fighter (4-0 in the UFC) who averages almost 100 fantasy points per fight?! Sign me up! Jack ‘Tank’ Shore has proven to be worth the hype through his early UFC career, and while Saturday’s opponent Timur Valiev is tough, I think Shore’s grappling (and probably striking) is good enough to get the job done.
Paul Craig – $7,500
Again, we’re getting another fantastic deal here, only having to spend $7,500 on Paul Craig. The Scotsman has been on a tear, going 4-0-1 over his last five UFC fights, finishing all four of his victories. In fact, his draw with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has been the only time in his career he has seen a fight go the distance – he’s a finisher. I expect him to finish Nikita Krylov this weekend as well.
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