Till vs Masvidal: UFC Fight Night 147 gets underway at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, with the prelims starting at 1 p.m. ET and the main UFC on ESPN+ 5 card unfolding at 4 p.m. ET. Average Joes and professional bettors alike have 13 total fights to evaluate.
UFC Fight Night 147
Till vs Masvidal
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM ET
UFC Fight Night 147 Live
The UFC returns to London this week for a welterweight showdown. The fights are all set following Friday’s official weigh-in.
UFC on ESPN+ 5: Till vs. Masvidal features a pivotal welterweight bout between England’s own Darren Till and fellow contender Jorge Masvidal. Though they are both coming off of losses, they remain two of the more exciting fighters in the division and promise fireworks in London.
Till is looking to get back on track after failing to take the welterweight title from Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 last year. After contemplating a move to middleweight, Till decided to remain at 170 pounds, where he know sees a potential quick return to title contention after Kamaru Usman took the belt from Woodley at UFC 235 earlier this month.
At one time rocketing toward a title shot of his own, Masvidal has found himself on the sidelines since late 2017, largely because he has had difficulty finding an opponent. Though he lost back-to-back bouts to Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson before his lengthy break, Masvidal remains one of the more explosive fighters in the Octagon and a difficult obstacle for anyone.
The UFC on ESPN+ 5 co-main event features Brit Leon Edwards, who has also been rocketing up the 170-pound rankings. He wanted a shot at Till, but that bout didn’t come together, so he instead faces Icelander Gunnar Nelson, giving the card a top end filled with some of the best welterweights in the world.
The London fight card also features a key light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir, who weighed 205 pounds, and undefeated rising contender Dominick Reyes, who stepped on the scale at 206 pounds.
Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting/DFS shows. He watches every single fight for every UFC card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past 10 months alone, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up more than $21,000. It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge.
the UFC welterweight title. He predicted Usman’s energy and activity level would be the difference in a unanimous-decision victory. Marley again was on point, as Usman dominated from the opening bell to claim the title belt. Marley went 9-2 at UFC 235, and anyone who has followed his advice is way up.
Now, with UFC Fight Night London fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup, identified the best value in the UFC odds, and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing them only over at SportsLine.
Marley knows the 26-year-old Till is eager to get back into contention for another title shot after he fell short against the powerful Woodley in his last bout. Till rose into contention by winning his first six UFC matches, which included a knockout of Donald Cerrone and a decision win over Stephen Thompson last May.
Till faces an equally motivated opponent in 34-year-old Masvidal, who returns following the longest layoff his career. Masvidal hasn’t won in over two years and had a planned bout against UFC icon Nick Diaz called off last year. Till is noted for his knockout power, but 10 of Masvidal’s 13 career defeats have come by decision. Marley’s UFC picks for every single bout can be found only at SportsLine.
“This is a fight full of talent and one of my favorites on the UFC London card,” Marley told SportsLine. “Both guys are talented prospects, but are coming off loses. Diakiese has actually lost three straight, so I would imagine he gets cut with another loss here and he’s plenty motivated. This fight is in his home country and he is 10-0 in England and 1-0 in London. He is the more powerful striker and he has the better wrestling skills.”
Duffy is the better boxer and is more dangerous with his submissions. This will be a very close fight and could go either way, so I am taking the underdog to win by landing the harder shots on his feet and mixing in some takedowns to get the judges’ nod.”