UFC London is set using its main and co-main occasion. The card takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England, along with my ideas about both new high-profile bouts added to the card are under.
Darren Until Armour Jorge Masvidal, UFC Fight Night 147
An exciting welterweight matchup involving Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal is defined since the headlining five-round fight at UFC Fight Night 147. ESPN broke the news. Till (17-1-1) is 5-1-1 overall in the UFC and in his final bout suffered his first career loss by submission to winner Tyron Woodley in UFC 228. Till is still among the most popular fighters in the division, and all of Europe, so despite the loss he consistently made a lot of awareness to headline this card in London. He flirted with the notion of going around middleweight but chose to remain at welterweight to receive his hands on Masvidal, who stylistically should wear a good fight against Till. Masvidal (32-13) is 9-6 overall in the UFC and has not fought since a 2017 conclusion loss to Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson. He has not really won a fight in almost two years since a TKO win over Donald Cerrone, but is still obviously a dangerous and skilled fighter. Masvidal was presumed to fight Nick Diaz in UFC 235, but that struggle fizzled and he’ll now take on Till.
I am expecting a very competitive fight between Till and Masvidal, however given that he is from England and considering all the gambling support he normally gets, I fully anticipate Till to be the preferred here. I really do think it is a close fight but would definitely be interested in Masvidal if he’s available at a plus amount.
Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson, UFC Fight Night 147
As well, a welterweight bout between contenders Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson will be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 147. Edwards (16-3) is 8-2 in the UFC and is actually riding a quiet six-fight win streak at the moment with a decision win over Donald Cerrone in his last outing. He’s quietly developed to one of the best welterweights in the UFC, but was waiting to get his hands on a top-10 opponent. He’s finally found a taker in the form of Nelson, who’s coming off of a massive win over Alex Oliveira at UFC 231. Nelson (17-3-1) spanned a 1.5 years layoff into the Oliveira fight but completely dominated him for a few of the biggest wins of his UFC career up to now. He has never risen to the championship level that many observers of the game expected of him at a point in time, but he’s still proven himself to be a good fighter in 170lbs, along with the win over Oliveira showed precisely how great he’s at his finest.
This looks like a different competitive struggle. Edwards has proven a well-rounded game in his last few fights but Nelson is clearly an incredibly-dangerous finisher and is coming off of a large win. Based on the recent win over Oliviera I would guess Nelson is pegged as the favorite here, but I think Edwards could have a good deal of dangers in what should be a very close fight.
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