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Live! UFC London Results & Play-By-Play!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed across the pond with its latest and greatest ESPN+ fight card. UFC Fight Night 147 will feature welterweight “Gorilla,” Darren Till, going head-to-head with longtime 170-pound veteran Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal in the five-round main event, which takes place this Sat. (March 16, 2019) inside O2 Arena in London, England. Before those two sluggers get underway, Leon “Rocky” Edwards will try to please the hometown crowd by turning away Icelandic superstar Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson. In addition, Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir and Dominick “Devastator” Reyes collide for a spot in the crowded 205-pound title chase. Should be a pretty fun card, assuming you like to stay home on Saturday to stream cage fights on your computer or mobile device.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 147 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 4 p.m. ET.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Till vs. Masvidal.”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 147 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC LONDON QUICK RESULTS:

170 lbs.: Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson
205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes
135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Nathaniel Wood
170 lbs.: Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva
185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Joseph Duffy
205 lbs.: Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Saparbeg Safarov
185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch
145 lbs.: Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige
125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann
145 lbs.: Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani

UFC LONDON PLAY-BY-PLAY:

170 lbs.: Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal

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170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson

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205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes

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135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Nathaniel Wood

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170 lbs.: Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva

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185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips

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145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi

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155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Joseph Duffy

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205 lbs.: Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Saparbeg Safarov

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185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch

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145 lbs.: Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige

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125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann

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145 lbs.: Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani

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Predictions! UFC ‘London’ ‘Prelims’ Preview – Pt. 2

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., March 16, 2019) when UFC Fight Night 147: “Till vs. Masvidal” storms O2 Arena in London, England. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC Fight Night 147 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series below.

Two of the Welterweight division’s most effective strikers lock horns inside O2 Arena in London, England, this Saturday (March 16, 2019) when Darren Till looks to rebound from his loss to Tyron Woodley against veteran Jorge Masvidal. Also on tap are Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson, Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes, and top Bantamweight prospect Nathaniel Wood against Jose Alberto Quinones.

We’ve got three more UFC Fight Night 147 “Prelims” undercard bouts to look at (check out the first batch here). Shall we?

145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi

Arnold Allen (13-1) — whose only pre-Octagon loss came against future The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) competitor Marcin Wrzosek — made his Octagon debut in 2015 with a comeback submission of Alan Omer, earning “Performance of the Night” in the process. He’s won all three of his subsequent bouts, including another bonus-winning tapout against submission specialist Mads Burnell.

“Almighty” will give up two inches of height and reach to Jordan Rinaldi (14-6).

Rinaldi fell short in his audition for TUF 15, but got a shot in the Octagon via late notice debut against Abel Trujillo. Though he lost a competitive decision, he has since won two of three, a loss to top prospect Gregor Gillespie sandwiched between wins over Álvaro Herrera and Jason Knight.

He has submitted eight opponents, including a Von Flue finish of Herrera.

Neither man is particularly eye-catching in any specific area, but Allen looks to be the stronger of the two. Rinaldi doesn’t have the wrestling to exploit “Almighty’s” biggest flaw, his takedown defense, and Allen is the busier striker by a fair margin. With neither being likely to finish with strikes, Allen’s volume may be all he needs.

Both men are generalists, which could make for an entertainingly varied fight. Expect Allen’s youth, output, and sneaky submissions to overcome Rinaldi’s occasional takedown and secure the decision

Prediction: Allen via unanimous decision

155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Joe Duffy

Marc Diakiese (12-3) cemented his top prospect status with wins in each of his first three Octagon bouts, capped off by a one-punch finish of Teemu Packalen that earned “Performance of the Night.” He enters the cage on Saturday winless in his last three, though, most recently suffering a one-sided loss to Nasrat Haqparast in the latter’s hometown of Hamburg.

Six of his eight stoppage wins have come by form of knockout.

“Irish” Joe Duffy (16-3) — who made his name with professional boxing experience and a win over Conor McGregor — won four of his first five Octagon bouts, the sole loss a bloody war with Dustin Poirier. This earned him a crack at the surging James Vick, who defied the odds to catch Duffy with an uppercut and pound him out late in the second round.

This will be his first fight in 16 months.

The ship appears to have sailed on Diakiese, and his recent move from American Top Team to a smaller camp doesn’t inspire confidence that he can turn things around. His technical striking hasn’t caught up to his explosiveness and his wrestling, which generally serves as a fallback, has proven insufficient at the highest levels.

And on top of that, it’s a horrible style match up.

Duffy’s slick boxing should keep him clear of Diakiese’s bombs and he’s lethal enough on the mat to punish any desperate shots. There’s also the possibility of Duffy bringing his own takedowns to bear should Diakiese get overeager to close the distance. Barring a stunning one-punch finish from “Bonecrusher,” Duffy outclasses him everywhere.

Prediction: Duffy via unanimous decision

205 lbs.: Sabarbeg Safarov vs. Nick Negumereanu

Sabarbeg Safarov (8-2) debuted on short notice in 2016, falling to Gian Villante in a wild battle that earned “Fight of the Night.” Thirteen months later, he returned to the cage against Tyson Pedro and tapped to a kimura late in the first round.

All but one of his eight stoppage wins have come in the first round.

Romania’s Nick Negumereanu (9-0) has yet to see the judges either, dispatching all nine of his pro opponents in 10 minutes or fewer. He’s finished three opponents by submission and six via (technical) knockout, including one via slam.

He replaces the injured Gokhan Saki on short notice.

Negumereanu has fought a total of three men with winning records. Other opponents include Yuri Gorbenko (12-4-1), Kovacs Kalman (2-15), and most recently Dan Konecke (10-13), who was on a four-fight losing streak. He’s strong, aggressive and can dish out some solid ground-and-pound, but it’s hard to get a bead on him when he’s only fought low-level opposition and looked mediocre doing so.

Even if Safarov is winless (0-2) in the Octagon, he at least got the experience and showed some decent power. Negumereanu just too raw, too untested, and too easy to hit. Safarov finally enters UFC win column with an early knockout.

Prediction: Safarov via first-round knockout

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 147 fight card on fight night, starting with the ESPN+“Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 4 p.m. ET (also on ESPN+).

Current UFC “Prelims” Prediction Record for 2019: 31-16

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Predictions! UFC ‘London’ ‘Prelims’ Preview – Pt. 1

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., March 16, 2019) when UFC Fight Night 147: “Till vs. Masvidal” storms O2 Arena in London, England. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off the UFC Fight Night 147 “Prelims” party with the first installment of a two-part undercard preview series below.

English sensation, Darren Till, returns to mixed martial arts (MMA) action for the first time since his Welterweight title shot this Saturday (March 16, 2019), taking on the indefatigable Jorge Masvidal in UFC Fight Night 147’s main event. ESPN+ subscribers will also get to see another pivotal 170-pound battle between Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson, as well as a Light Heavyweight bout that pits former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir against surging prospect Dominic Reyes.

O2 Arena in London, England, will also host seven “Prelims” undercard bouts this weekend, so let’s start from the bottom.

185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch

Tom Breese (11-1) burst onto the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scene with brutal knockouts of Luiz Dutra Jr. and Cathal Pendred, then followed them up with a decision over the durable Keita Nakamura. A controversial split decision loss to Sean Strickland prompted a move to 185 pounds, where he took out Dan Kelly in May 2018.

He has gone past the second round just three times as a professional, submitting six opponents.

Ian Heinisch went from winning the interim LFA Middleweight title to brutalizing Justin Sumter on “Contender Series” in the span of three months. He made his Octagon debut soon after, upsetting the resurgent Cezar Ferreira in Buenos Aires.

He replaces the injured Ferreira, who himself replaced the injured Alessio Di Chirico, on just over a month’s notice.

As intimidating as Heinisch is, Breese appears perfectly equipped to take him out. I’ve noted in the past that Heinisch tends to just burst into range with haymakers rather than employ set ups, and the 6’3” Breese has the range and blistering one-two combination to punish that all night. In addition, Breese is a stout wrestler in his own right, and though Heinisch looks the physically stronger of the two, Breese’s range management should give him plenty of time to snuff out “The Hurricane’s” double-legs and secure some takedowns of his own.

Breese is just too rangy and too good at doing damage from long distance for Heinisch’s face-first onslaught to work. The Brit clips him coming in and secures another submission once he’s hurt.

Prediction: Breese via second-round submission

145 lbs.: Dan Ige vs. Danny Henry

Dan Ige (10-2) gritted his way past Luis Gomez on “Contender Series” to earn a contract, but came up short against fellow alumnus Julio Arce in his Octagon debut. “Dynamite” went on to defeat two more “Contenders Series” participants in 2018, pounding out Mike Santiago in 50 seconds before out-grinding Jordan Griffin in Dec. 2018.

He is five inches shorter than Henry, though their reaches are the same.

Danny Henry (12-2) avenged his lone defeat to win the EFC Featherweight belt before his Octagon debut, which saw him survive early artillery to beat down the favored Daniel Teymur in a “Fight of the Night.” He was even more impressive in his next bout, dropping and choking out top prospect Hakeen Dawodu in just 39 seconds.

This will be the first fight for “The Hatchet” in 364 days.

Honestly, not sure where to go with this one. Ige’s tough as nails and has the wrestling to ruin Henry’s night, but “The Hatchet” is way taller and has a habit of making me look stupid. Though I’ll admit I use the phrase “nothing would surprise me” way too much, it genuinely applies here.

Henry had to fight through a lot of adversity against a shorter man in Teymur, and while Ige is nowhere near that caliber of striker, he’s not going to get tired and has the submission defense to avoid Henry’s front chokes. Ige grinds him out against the fence and from top position for another gritty decision win.

Prediction: Ige via unanimous decision

125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann

Priscilla Cachoeira (8-1) was supposed to debut in Dec. 2017 against Lauren Murphy, but visa issues led to a bout with Valentina Shevchenko in the latter’s Flyweight debut. Shevchenko wound up dishing out one of the most one-sided beatings in women’s MMA history before Mario Yamasaki finally intervened.

This will be her first fight since that loss 13 months ago.

Molly McCann (7-2) smashed Bryony Tyrell last year to earn the Cage Warriors Flyweight title and extend her win streak to six. Her Octagon debut was a double dose of misfortune, however, as “Meatball” missed weight and was subsequently choked out by Gillian Robertson.

Four of her seven professional wins have come via (technical) knockout.

I genuinely believe that McCann is better than she looked against Robertson. She’s a very solid boxer with decent power and takedown defense that, while not great, generally holds up pretty well. Cachoeira, on the other hand, has little to offer besides remarkable durability.

McCann is the crisper striker by a huge margin, won’t have to worry about the ground game, and isn’t coming off the beating of a lifetime. She pieces up Cachoeira all night.

Prediction: McCann via unanimous decision

145 lbs.: Nad Narimani vs. Mike Grundy

Nad Narimani (12-2) unsuccessfully challenged Alex Enlund for the Cage Warriors Featherweight title in 2014, but came back three fights later to run roughshod over Paddy Pimblett and take home the belt. He’s gone perfect (2-0) in the Octagon, defeating top prospect Khalid Taha and veteran Anderson Dos Santos in subsequent bouts.

“Smiler” has submitted five opponents and knocked out another two.

Mike Grundy (11-1) took part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, ultimately taking bronze in freestyle wrestling at 74 kg. Though he lost to future UFC competitor Damian Stasiak six months into his professional career, he enters the Octagon on an eight-fight win streak.

This will be his first fight since Nov. 2017.

Grundy’s wrestling pedigree and wins over the likes of Shooto standout Yutaka Saito, judo expert Michael Tobin, and The Ultimate Fighter: “Brazil” 4 runner-up Fernando Bruno make him an intriguing prospect. Narimani looks like too stiff a test, unfortunately; “Smiler” is a stout wrestler in his own right and neither Grundy’s striking nor his passing game have caught up with his takedown ability.

Narimani is sharper on the mat and the feet, and so long as he doesn’t leave his neck open to Grundy’s arm triangle or front chokes, should be able to edge Grundy with his physicality and versatility. Either Grundy grinds him out from full/half guard or Narimani boxes and scrambles his way to a competitive decision. I’d say expect the latter.

Prediction: Narimani via unanimous decision

We’ve got three more UFC Fight Night 147 “Prelims” undercard bouts to preview and predict, featuring an unbeaten Light Heavyweight newcomer and the return of Joe Duffy. Same time as always, Maniacs.

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 147 fight card on fight night, starting with the ESPN+“Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 4 p.m. ET (also on ESPN+).

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Face Off! Watch Till Staredown Masvidal In London

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Darren Till, recently put pen to paper for a Jorge Masvidal fight in the UFC on ESPN+ 5 main event, which takes place Sat. March 16, 2019 inside O2 Arena in London, England.

Till (17-1-1) was last seen falling to Tyron Woodley in their short notice title fight, thanks to an impromptu vacation taken by Colby Covington. “The Gorilla’s” submission loss to “The Chosen One” was the first of his professional career, after disposing of Stephen Thompson and Donald Cerrone, among others.

Masvidal (32-13), meanwhile, recently snapped a three-fight winning streak by coughing up close decisions to Demian Maia and the aforementioned Thompson. “Gamebred” averaged three fights per year dating back to 2012, but sat out for all of 2018.

Watch them face off at the conclusion of Wednesday’s UFC London press conference in the embedded video above.

Whoever comes out on top is likely to face the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson, who were named UFC London co-main event, giving Woodley and Kamaru Usman plenty of time to handle their business at UFC 235.

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