UFC London is place with its main and co-main occasion. The card takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England, along with my thoughts about both new high-profile spells added into 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 as the headlining five-round fight at UFC Fight Night 147. ESPN broke the information. Until (17-1-1) is 5-1-1 general at the UFC and in his last bout suffered his first career loss by submission to winner Tyron Woodley in UFC 228. Until remains one of the most well-known fighters in the division, and all Europe, so regardless of the reduction he always made a great deal of sense to headline this card in London. He flirted with the idea of going up to middleweight but decided to stay at welterweight to receive his hands on Masvidal, who stylistically should wear a fantastic fight against Till. Masvidal (32-13) is 9-6 overall from the UFC and has not fought as a 2017 conclusion loss to Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson. He has not actually won a fight in almost two decades because a TKO win over Donald Cerrone, but is still clearly a skilled and dangerous fighter. Masvidal was supposed to combat Nick Diaz at UFC 235, but that fight fizzled and he will now take on Till.
I’m anticipating a really competitive struggle between Till and Masvidal, but since he is from England and considering all the betting support he generally gets, I totally expect forever to be the preferred here. I do think it is a close fight but would definitely be interested in Masvidal if he’s available at a plus number.
Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson, UFC Fight Night 147
At the same time, a welterweight bout between contenders Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson will function as co-main event of UFC Fight Night 147. Edwards (16-3) is 8-2 at the UFC and is actually riding a silent six-fight win series at the moment with a decision win over Donald Cerrone in his final outing. He has quietly evolved to one of the best welterweights in the UFC, but has been waiting to get his hands on a top-10 opponent. He has finally found a taker in the form of Nelson, who is coming from a massive win over Alex Oliveira at UFC 231. Nelson (17-3-1) spanned a 1.5 years layoff into the Oliveira battle but absolutely dominated him to get one of their biggest wins of his UFC career to date. He’s never risen to the championship level that many observers of the sport expected he at one point in time, but he’s still recognized himself to be a solid fighter in 170lbs, along with the win over Oliveira showed precisely how good he’s at his best.
This seems like a different competitive fight. Edwards has shown a well-rounded game in his last couple of fights but Nelson is obviously an incredibly-dangerous finisher and is coming off of a large win. Depending on the recent win over Oliviera I would guess Nelson is pegged as the favorite here, but I think Edwards could have a lot of risks in what should be a very close fight.
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