MMA action heads to London on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 147, with prelims beginning at 1 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 4 p.m. ET. The UFC on ESPN+ 5 card will feature 13 fights, ending in a pair of bouts between ranked welterweight contenders. Following a loss against Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 last September, No. 3-ranked welterweight Darren Till (17-1-1) will take on No. 11 Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a co-headliner on the UFC Fight Night 147 card. Just before that fight, No. 10-ranked Leon Edwards (16-3-0) will face No. 13 Gunnar Nelson (17-3-1). Edwards has won six straight, while Nelson has won three of four. Till is a -240 favorite in the latest Till vs. Masvidal odds (risk $240 to win $100), while Edwards is a -150 favorite in the latest Edwards vs. Nelson odds. Before you make your UFC Fight Night 147 picks, read the UFC Fight Night London predictions from SportsLine MMA expert 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 Fight Night 147 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 Saparbek Safarov to win as a +165 underdog against Nicolae Negumereanu in the latest UFC Fight Night 147 odds.
Marley knows Safarov and Negumereanu have enormous power, with Safarov scoring six of his eight career victories by knockout and Negumereanu earning a knockout in six of his nine wins. Neither fighter has fought into the third round in their careers, so both should be throwing bombs. In the end, Marley expects the UFC experience of Safarov to come in handy given the circumstances.
“I think we’ll see another first or second round KO here, and I’ll lean with the underdog because he has plenty of UFC experience,” Marley told SportsLine. “This is going to be a wild fight where both guys are throwing heavy punches until one of them goes to sleep.”
Marley also has strong picks for Till vs. Masvidal and Edwards vs. Nelson. 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.