Headlining the event is a heavyweight clash of contenders between no. 4 Curtis Blaydes (16-3) and no. 6 Tom Aspinall (12-2), and co-headlining is a middleweight contest between Jack Hermansson (22-7) and Chris Curtis (29-8).
Our preliminary main event came in the lightweight division between former Cage Warriors champ-champ Mason Jones (11-1-0-1), who’s filling in as a late replacement for Ignacio Bahamondes to face Ludovit Klein (18-4).
Continue reading to see how this 155 lb encounter went down:
Official Result: Ludovit Klein def. Mason Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jones comes out with heavy pressure, as he puts Klein on the backfoot, but it doesn’t appear to be effecting Klein, who’s landing some good shots of his own. He lands two beautiful head kicks in the opening round, and catches Jones with some nice jabs coming in as well.
Jones gets overeager at the beginning of the second and gets dropped by a vicious left hook from Klein, who jumps on top of the grounded Jones. Klein remains on top until Jones is able to get back to his feet with two minutes left. Jones attempts takedowns for the final two minutes, but is unable to secure any.
Being out-struck 29-20 in the first and 21-8 in the second, Jones’ back is certainly against the wall going into round three.
Jones jumps guard about one minute into the third, and he remains on his back for about three minutes until he’s finally able to get up. But, once he got up, he wasn’t able to do much of anything, resulting in a dominant win for Klein.
Ludovit Klein improves to 19-4 with his victory today at UFC London, and he’s now 2-0 in his new division of 155 lbs, as the former featherweight defeats a former welterweight champion.
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