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, but most of the action centers on the main and co-main events on the UFC Fight Night 147 card. Darren Till puts his sterling 17-1-1 record on the line against Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in Saturday’s feature bout. Till recently challenged for the welterweight title, but fell short after Tyron Woodley won by submission in the second round, handing Till his first defeat in 19 pro fights. In the latest Till vs. Masvidal odds at Westgate Las Vegas, Till is a -230 money-line favorite (risk $230 to win $100), with Masvidal going off at +185 (risk $100 to win $185). The co-main event, meanwhile, pits another pair of welterweights when Gunnar Nelson takes on Leon Edwards, who’s favored at -140 in the latest Edwards vs. Nelson odds. But before you make any UFC Fight Night 147 picks of your own, check out the optimal MMA predictions from SportsLine’s Kyle Marley.
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.
Just last week, Marley told SportsLine members that Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (+105) would stop Curtis Millender (-125) in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 146. That’s exactly what happened as Dos Santos damaged Millender with striking, then finished the fight via submission.
At UFC 235 two weeks ago, he advised SportsLine members that underdog Kamaru Usman (+150) would upset Woodley for 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.
One of the UFC Fight Night 147 picks we can tell you: Marley says Marc Diakiese (+170) earns a unanimous decision victory over Joe Duffy.
“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.”
“However,” Marley added, “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.”
Marley also has strong Till vs. Masvidal picks and Edwards vs. Nelson picks. He’s only sharing who to back for every bout on the UFC London card over at SportsLine.
Who wins Till vs. Masvidal and Edwards vs. Nelson? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on all 13 fights at UFC Fight Night 147, all from the sizzling expert who’s up more than $21,000 on MMA in the past 10 months alone, and find out.