UFC Tips: Sergei Pavlovich v Tom Aspinall predictions from The Hook podcast

The good folks at the Paddy Power-sponsored The Hook podcast deliver their verdict on this weekend's UFC action.


We’ve teamed up with The Mail’s brand-new The Hook podcast to take a look at the biggest and best bouts on the planet each week.

Hosts Charlotte Daly and Alex McCarthy dissect all the top talking points from the Boxing and MMA worlds, and chat with leading figures in the sport such as Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Then, they get down to business and put their necks on the line in a weekly head-to-head tipping battle.

Each week we challenge the podcast pair to give us their best bet for the weekend using a free £10 stake with all winnings going to charity.

Alex is racing clear in the head-to-head battle after bagging £55 for correctly calling Tyson Fury to win on points against Francis Ngannou in week one, and £21 from backing Joe Cordina to beat Edward Vazquez via the same method in week two of the competition.


But how will Alex fare when the predictions switch from Boxing to UFC?

This week they’re prodding a jab towards the world of MMA with UFC 295 taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night into Sunday morning.

While Charlotte and Alex both see the same winner, they fancy differing methods for Aspinall to get it done…

Alex: I’ll always back the Brit, naturally, and Tom Aspinall has five knockouts in his last six and Sergei Pavlovich has many knockouts to his name.

I can’t see this going very far so I fancy an Aspinall Win by TKO/KO In Round 2.

Charlotte: I think it will be much closer than that.

I think Aspinall will win but I think it will be by Decision or Technical Decision.

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Sergei Pavlovich v Tom Aspinall Betting Tips

Alex: Tom Aspinall To Win by KO/TKO In Round 2
Charlotte: Tom Aspinall by Decision/Technical Decision

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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