The Ultimate Fighting Championship has secured the O2 Arena for a Fight Night event on the 16thof March.
The UFC last came to London in March 2018, when Fight Night 127 was held in the city, when Alexander Volkov defeated the now-banned former heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum.
No fights have been announced for the upcoming event. However, there has been ample speculation that UFC newcomer, Ben Askren (17-0) could face former welterweight title challenger, Darren Till (17-1). Both fighters have been exchanging heat over social media for the past few days.
Shitty wrestling when your boy couldn’t take me down, if that left lands though oooooooooo it’s all she wrote! It will take your chin clean off and hopefully that stupid haircut you hillbilly
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) October 26, 2018
Yet, some fans feel that the UFC haven’t been bringing their best fighters to London.
There’s no chance askren vs till is happening at #ufclondon it will be a trash card again don’t get excited
— Jonny 🍋 (@jonny_977) November 2, 2018
In an official announcement a UFC spokesperson said: “London has always been the home to landmark UFC events and has played host to some of the most memorable moments in UFC history, including Michael Bisping’s spectacular defeat of the legendary Anderson “The Spider” Silva in February 2016.”
Tickets for the fight go on sale on the 1stof February.
Words: Kristiyan Stefanov | Subbing: Matthe