Don’t miss the highly anticipated heavyweight clash between Jamal Pogues and Mick Parkin at UFC London. Read all about the fighters and their journey to the Octagon.
UFC London: Heavyweight Clash Between Jamal Pogues and Mick Parkin
This Saturday, an exciting matchup is set to take place at UFC London as Jamal Pogues squares off against UFC newcomer Mick Parkin. Both heavyweights are eager to prove their skills inside the Octagon.
Parkin, a teammate of Aspinall’s, made a successful debut on the Contender Series in August, defeating Brazilian fighter Eduardo Neves. Despite facing an early onslaught from Neves, Parkin showcased his well-rounded abilities and secured a submission victory.
Having started his professional career in 2019, Parkin remains undefeated in his five fights. On the other hand, Pogues brings more experience to the table, having already competed under the UFC banner.
Pogues was initially slated to fight at UFC 286 in March but decided to wait for the right opportunity. After his victory against Neves on the Contender Series, Pogues suffered a minor injury and wanted to ensure he was fully prepared for his debut. He declined the offer to fight on the Edwards vs. Usman card and opted to wait six weeks to regain his fitness.
For Parkin, this event may be his last chance to fight in London for a while. Although more cards are scheduled for England in the future, Parkin aims to stay active and make the most of this opportunity to compete in front of his friends and family.
Both Parkin and his teammate Aspinall share a similar approach to fighting. Parkin describes himself as an athletic heavyweight who relies on movement rather than just trading blows. He believes his unique style will provide an entertaining spectacle for the fans.
Watch Mick Parkin’s full media day appearance for UFC London above.