Darren “The Gorilla” Till (17-1-1) fights Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight bout at the O2 in London in UFC Fight Night 147 on Saturday 16th March 2019.
Liverpool native Till, who will enjoy the backing of the vast majority of the crowd, suffered the one loss of his career against Tyron Woodley last time out when going down to a second round submission reverse in Dallas, Texas when fighting for the UFC welterweight championship. Till, who has a background in Muay Thai and Luta Livre, needs a win here to re-establish himself as a contender for major titles.
The 34-year-old American Jorge Masvidal has a record 32 wins from 45 professional MMA contests. His CV consists of 17 wins by decision, 13 by knockout and two submission victories. He’s an experienced all-rounder and is certainly capable of springing a surprise in London, if fighting to the best of his ability.
“Gamebred” has lost each of his last two bouts though, beaten by Demian Maia on a split decision at UFC 211 in Dallas and by Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 in New York by another decision in his last fight. Indeed, he has now lost four of his last seven fights.
Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal Betting Lines & Pick
In terms of our UFC predictions for this fight, Till is -250 with bet365 to win this bout, with the line on Masvidal standing at +200 with Betway.
It’s certainly not a foregone conclusion, but Till looks a worthy favourite. If looking for a value UFC bet, then it’s perhaps worth noting that three of Till’s last four wins have come via decision, so the tip is Darren Till by Decision or Technical Decision at +150 with Unibet.
Pick: Method of Victory – Darren Till by Decision or Technical Decision @ +150 (Unibet)