Today (Sat. March 16, 2019) UFC London went down from the O2 Arena in London, England. The show was main evented by a tremendous 170-pound contest. Ex-UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till returned to the Octagon. He took on veteran Jorge Masvidal, who made his return after over a year away.
Also, Leon Edwards looked to continue his impressive win streak. He faced jiu-jitsu ace Gunnar Nelson. Light heavyweights Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes also did battle on the main card. Check out MMA News’ UFC London results here below:
Main Card (ESPN+, 4 P.M. ET):
- Welterweight: Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal
Masvidal springs out and goes for a kick, but it’s a low blow. The action stops. A big left land drops Masvidal and the Englishman jumps on him. Masvidal gets to his feet and has a kick caught, and Till takes the fight to the ground. Masvidal gets to his feet again. A takedown shot from Masvidal is changed into hook attempts. Till lands a few nice left hands and backs Masvidal against the cage.
More nice shots from Till against the cage. Masvidal lands a nice hook as he jumps forward, and follows it up with two more. Till responds with a nice jab. Masvidal misses with some wilds overhands. The round comes to an end.
Till coming out with the pressure again. Masvidal with a takedown, but Till gets right back to his feet. Nice jab lands for Till again. Another jab sneaks in for Till, but Masvidal responds with a body kick. He’s been landing those kicks a lot more frequently as the fight rolls on. Masvidal catches Till with some nice hooks as he comes forward. Masvidal catches Till with a huge left hand and Till is OUT! Masvidal catches Till a few more times as he goes to the floor, but that’s a wrap.
Official Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Darren Till via R2 KO (punches, 3:05)
- Welterweight: Leon Edwards def. Gunnar Nelson via split decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-28)
- Light heavyweight: Dominick Reyes def. Volkan Oezdemir via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Bantamweight: Nathaniel Wood def. Jose Quinonez via R2 submission (rear-naked choke, 2:46)
- Welterweight: Claudio Silva def. Danny Roberts via R3 verbal submission (armbar, 3:37)
- Middleweight: Jack Marshman def. John Phillips via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Prelims: (ESPN+, 1 P.M. ET):
- Featherweight: Arnold Allen def. Jordan Rinaldi via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
- Lightweight: Marc Diakiese def. Joseph Duffy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Light heavyweight: Saparbeg Safarov def. Nicolae Negumereanu via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-27)
Middleweight: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch
- Featherweight: Dan Ige def. Danny Henry via R1 submission (rear-naked choke, 1:17)
- Women’s flyweight: Molly McCann def. Priscila Cachoeira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Featherweight: Mike Grundy def. Nad Narimani via R2 TKO (punches, 4:42)