The UFC’s stacked welterweight division will see two of its top contenders collide on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 147 as Darren Till takes on Jorge Masvidal. The action takes place at the 02 Arena in London, with the main UFC Fight Night 147 card beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Preliminary battles on the 13-fight UFC on ESPN+ 5 card will start three hours earlier. The majority of fight fans will likely throw their support behind fellow countryman Till (17-1-1), the division’s third-ranked fighter who aims to bounce back from the first loss of his MMA career after he was stopped by former champ Tyrone Woodley last September. The battle-tested and No. 11-ranked Masvidal (32-13) hasn’t fought in 16 months, but his career includes bouts with many of UFC’s biggest names. Till is a -220 sportsbook favorite (risk $220 to win $100), while Masvidal is a +180 underdog (risk $100 to win $180) in the latest Till vs. Masvidal odds. The co-main event sees fellow welterweight contenders Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson meeting in the octagon. Nelson is a +120 underdog in the current Edwards vs. Nelson odds.
Before you lock in your UFC Fight Night 147 picks, listen to what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say. 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 is backing John Phillips (+145) to upset Jack Marshman (-165) in a middleweight bout that Marley believes could be the most exciting fight on the UFC London card.
Both Welshmen are hoping to break two-fight losing streaks and are known for their physical, brawling styles. “Neither guy is very technical on his feet, but both throw with power and have heavy hands,” Marley told SportsLine. “I expect this to be a highly entertaining fight, with both guys swinging back and forth until one drops. I am going to take the underdog here.”
Phillips is coming off losses to Kevin Holland and Charles Byrd, but had won seven of his previous eight fights, including four knockouts. Marshman, meanwhile, has lost three of his last four, including a unanimous decision at the hands of Karl Roberson in November.
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.