Whenever the UFC plays host to an event in London, we can expect plenty of mayhem. The last UFC event saw 9 of the 12 fights get finished and seven of the fighters involved in these will fight Saturday. It’s no surprise that the UFC betting lines have most of the 14 fights ending in either a knockout or a submission. So which fighters can we rely on to get the job done?
- Date: Saturday, July 23, 12 p.m. ET
- Venue: O2 Arena, London
- Watch on: UFC Fight Pass
Let’s check the latest, stats, injury reports, and UFC Fight card for UFC Fight Night London Props. We’ve plenty of UFC predictions for you to consider.
UFC Fight Night London Props
Herbert Gets London Going
Herbert (11-4-0) was on the wrong end of a brutal knockout the last time he fought in London. But he’s been a good soldier for the UFC so they’re finally giving him a nice matchup against Kyle Nelson (13-4-0). The Canadian is smaller, less active, and is also coming off a knockout. Herbert will touch him up early and get the crowd going with a big knockout.
Pick: Herbert By KO, TKO or DQ -110
Mr. Finland Thrills In London
Makwan Amirkhani (17-7-0) a.k.a. “Mr. Finland” has a penchant for thrilling wins. The best part is, that he’s an underdog against Jonathan Pearce (12-4-0). While Pearce is the better fighter, Amirkhani is dangerous on the ground and he can exploit this against Pearce. At +750, we like a bet online on Amirkhani to catch with a sub early.
Pick: Amirkhani In Round 1 By Submission +750
The Bear Jew Strikes Again
Speaking of thrilling victories, Paul Craig (16-4-1) is a master at pulling these off as an underdog. The “Bearjew” has won three of his last four as a dog and he’s won all of his UFC bouts via a finish. While Volkan Oezdemir (17-6-0) is the superior striker, Craig is strong and should be able to take him to the mat and submit him.
Pick: Craig By Submission +250
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Pimblett Mauls Leavitt
We like Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett’s (18-3-0) enthusiasm in finishing Leavitt (10-1-0) in just one round. But despite his looks, the “Monkey King” is tough and not easily dispatched. A more likely scenario here is that Pimblett finally takes the fight to the ground where he uses his superior size and wrestling to bully Leavitt.
While Pimblett dominates Leavitt, the underdog should be able to keep from getting finished for most of the fight. However, Pimblett will ultimately wear him down and finish him late in the fight. That’s the best UFC bet considering where the other lines are.
Pick: Pimblett To Win In Round 3 By KO, TKO or DQ +1200
Curtis Brutalizes Hermansson For Three Rounds
Curtis (29-8-0) lives up to his moniker as the “Action Man” as he makes a quick turnaround against Hermansson (22-7-0). Despite being a tricky matchup for Curtis, Hermansson will be hard-pressed to get Curtis to the ground. And if he can, Curtis is good enough to fend off his grappling.
This could play out similarly to the Rodolfo Vieira fight where Curtis beats up on Hermansson but the Swede is too tough to quit. The sportsbook is offering a decision prop for Curtis at 3-1. Jump on that as that’s likely his method of victory.
Pick: Curtis To Win By Decision or Tec. Decision +300