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 TODAY (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 — Masvidal def. Till by KO (punches) at 3:05 of Round Two
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson — Edwards def. Nelson by split decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-28)
205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes — Reyes def. Oezdemir by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Nathaniel Wood — Wood def. Quinonez by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:46 of Round Two
170 lbs.: Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva — Silva def. Roberts by verbal submission (armbar) at 3:37 of Round Three
185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips — Marshman def. Phillips by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi — Allen def. Rinaldi by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Joseph Duffy — Diakiese def. Duffy by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
205 lbs.: Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Saparbeg Safarov — Safarov def. Negumeareanu by unanimous decision (29-26 x2, 29-27)
185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch
145 lbs.: Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige — Ige def. Henry by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:17 of Round One
125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann — McCann def. Cachoeira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
145 lbs.: Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani — Grundy def. Narimani by TKO (punches) at 4:42 of Round Two
UFC LONDON PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal
Round 1: Masvidal rushes out and boots Till in the scrote within like two seconds. As soon as they restart, Till drops him with the first left hand he throws. Masvidal gets his wits back, as always, and scrambles away from damage. Low kick from Masvidal. Till catches a kick for a takedown into guard a minute in. Back to their feet. Low and body kicks from Masvidal. Two minutes in. Back to the kicks for Masvidal, who tries a single-leg and lands left hands as Till defends. Straight left draws a smile form Masvidal. Uppercut behind it. Another left cross. Two minutes to go.
Till tries to open up on the fence. Good elbow. Low kick from Masvidal. Good 2-3 and body kick connect. One minute to go. 2-3 again and Till waves him on. Straight left from Till. He ties up on the fence. ESPN+ dies for a sec. 10-9 Till.
Round 2: Low kick from Masvidal, jab from Till. Masvidal to the body. Low kick and 1-2 attempt from Masvidal, who takes a finger in the eye. Masvidal hits a knee tap and jumps on Till’s back. Till immediately stands. They separate. Jab by Till, low kicks from Masvidal. Masvidal tries a combination. Left hook, body kick two minutes in. Overhand right. Counter overhand lands clean. Body kick. Two minutes to go. MONSTER LEFT HOOK AND HE’S POLEAXED TILL!
Final result: Masvidal def. Till by KO (punches)
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson
Round 1: Edwards tries a body kick that falls short. Nelson ties up, lands a body shot. Knees from Edwards. Nelson continues to drive, ultimately gets him down a minute in. Edwards scrambles up, dragged back down. Edwards trying to stand on the fence. Makes it two minutes in. He hits his own takedown and looks for the back. Left hands with a hook in. Two minutes to go.
Still in that same spot. One minute to go. Nelson makes it to his feet, dragged back down. He manages to separate. 1-2 from Edwards. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 2: Nelson sends out some kicks. Right hand misses. One minute in. Nelson ties up. Edwards with an elbow on the break. Two minutes in. Nelson puts him on the fence. They separate. Two minutes to go.
Nelson steps back into the clinch behind a right hand. They separate once again. One minute to go. Short 3-2 from Nelson. Knee and elbow from Edwards inside. Hard left on the break. Nelson tries to re-enter the clinch and Edwards floors him with an elbow. Punches and elbows in the waning seconds. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 3: Nelson on the front foot, gets in deep on a takedown. Edwards defending as Nelson tries to chain wrestle and separates. Another takedown attempt. Knee exchange and they break two minutes in. Jab into another attempt. Edwards gets a body lock and looks to drag him down. Two minutes to go.
Elbow and knee by Edwards and they separate. Lead right lands clean for Nelson and he finally gets another takedown with just over a minute to work. Full moumt. Edwards just holding on. He stays locked on until the bell. 10-9 Nelson.
Final result: Edwards def. Nelson by split decision
205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes
Round 1: Reyes opens with an inside leg kick, follows up with a high kick. Oezdemir answers with a right cross. Snap kick downstairs, inside low kick and left hand on the off-balance Oezdemir. One minute in. Oezemir with a right hand in combination. He takes a boot to the nards as he spins. Double right hand lands for him when they restart, then he knocks Reyes to the mat with a low kick. Reyes stands, separates with an elbow. Oezdemir lands a counter left hand and takes Reyes down against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Reyes lands a knee after standing and they separate. He lands his own counter left with a minute to go. Oezdemir catches a kick and fires a combo on the fence. Right hand to the body. 10-9 Oezdemir.
Round 2: Oezdemir counters a leg kick with a right hand, then lands a pair of his own. He slips throwing a head kick. Nasty leg kick from Reyes. One minute in. Reyes tries a low kick, jabs the body. Reyes goes for a single-leg, denied. Oezdemir shoots in return two minutes in. Reyes body kick caught. Straight right from Oezemir, counter right off a Reyes body shot. Knee and right hand. Two minutes to go.
Reyes lands a leg kick, eats right hands when he shoots. Straight left. Oezdemir leg kick. One minute to go. Oezdemir threatens a front headlock for a moment. Reyes just misses on some counters and has to fight off a takedown. 10-9 Oezdemir.
Round 3: Oezdemir shoots off a Reyes low kick and gets him down. Reyes scrambles free. One minute in. Oezdemir lands a right hand and leg kicks. Reyes looks for a combo, blocked. Uppercut just misses. Cracking straight left connects, Oezdemir absorbs it without issue. Two minutes in. Lead right lands for Oezdemir. Head kick blocked. He shoots, stuffed via whizzer and he puts Reyes on the fence. Knee from Reyes. Two minutes to go.
Reyes lands a left to the body. Left hand on the break. Body shot. Oezdemir looks tired as Reyes marches after him. Counter left from Reyes. One minute to go. Still pursuing, stuffs a takedown. Body shot. They trade in the center. Right hand from Oezdemir. Again. Reyes to the body. 10-9 Reyes.
Final result: Reyes def. Oezdemir by split decision
135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Nathaniel Wood
Round 1: Quinonez slips on his first low kick. Wood firing his jab. He counters one of those leg kicks with a straight right. He ducks a head kick and looks for a takedown. Quinonez gets his leg out and looks for one of his own. Quinonex works hard for the takedown, gets him down into side control a minute in. A scramble ensues and Wood looks for the back before separating. Trading low kicks two minutes in. Trading punches in the center, neither landing clean. Trading low kicks. Good left hand by Wood. Two minutes to go.
Quinonez tries a knee, dropped by a jab. Wood clamps onto a Japanese necktie, then transitions to a d’arce. Quinonez makes his way out and stands. Head kick attempt. One minute to go. Once again they target each other’s legs. Body kick by Quinonez. Right cross from Wood. Landing well in pursuit. Quinonex follows body kick with a right hand, gets taken down for it. 10-9 Wood.
Round 2: Quinonez stumbles when they chase low kicks and Wood continues to pursue, cracking him with a right cross. Quinonez ties up on the fence. Fighting for a trip a minute in. Both connect inside, Wood with a right hand on the break. Counter right. Quinonez body kick, Wood lands one in return. Two minutes in. Quinonez gets over-unders again and looks for a trip. Sneaky trip by Wood instead, looking for the back. He locks up the rear naked choke as he gets the second hook in and draws the tap.
Final result: Wood def. Quinonez by submission (rear naked choke)
170 lbs.: Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva
Round 1: Low kick from Silva to start. Head kick attempt. More low kicks, jab, failed shot. Low kicks, jabs. One minute in. Roberts tries a head kick. Left hand lands for Silva, who hits a takedown into guard. Passes to half guard. Two minutes in. Roberts just holding on, surrenders side control. Two minutes to go.
Roberts tries for an underhook, abandons the standup attempt when Silva looks for an arm. Roberts regains half guard. One minute to go. Silva locks up a mounted arm triangle. Roberts survives and takes top position, dropping hard shots. 10-9 Silva.
Round 2: Low kick and overhand left from Silva. Counter right stings Silva, who tries to shoot. Silva shoots, sits through the sprawl to land on top in half guard. Silva takes the bout, then mount a minute in. Roberts gets chastised for putting his toes in the cage trying to sweep. Two minutes in. Silva gets the arm triangle locked up. Roberts again grits his way through and sweeps into guard. Silva looks for a leg and they return to their feet. Two minutes to go.
Hard 1-2 from Roberts, who gets underhooks and clobbers Silva with a left hand on the break. Silva takes him down again anyway. Both hooks in for Silva. One minute to go. Elbo from Silva, who locks up a triangle. Roberts escapes, lands a knee. 10-9 Silva.
Round 3: 3-2 from Roberts drops Silva, who pulls guard. Heavy elbows by Roberts. Punches piling up. One minute in. Nasty elbows. Punches. Silva goes for a heel hook. Roberts gets out, returns to guard. Silva gets in on a nice armbar. Roberts tries to slam his way out, but yells on the way down and the ref stops it.
Final result: Silva def. Roberts by verbal submission (armbar)
185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips
Round 1: Phillips dings Marshman with an overhand left behind a low kick and they tie up. They separate. Marshman appears to threaten a level change. Two minutes in. Marshman with some nice counters. Marshman changes levels, eats a body shot but lands an uppercut. Right hook drops Marshman and Phillips waves him back up. Two minutes to go.
Marshman comes back with a heavy combination. Leg kick from Phillips. One minute to go. Marshman tries a high kick. Both land with lefts. Body kick by Marshman. Phillips tries to chase him down, lands a left. 10-9 Phillips.
Round 2: Marshman body kick, Phillips overhand. One minute in. Low kick by Phillips. Marshman changes levels, nothing there after the clinch. 1-2 by Phillips two minutes in. Body kick and right hand knock Phillips off-balance. Marshman answers a body shot with a counter. Two minutes to go.
Body kick by Marshman. Left hook downstairs. One minute in. Lead left, body shot by Phillips. Counters by Marshman on the fence. Check hooks. Phillips waves him on. 10-9 Marshman.
Round 3: Phillips lands a lead left. Marshman circling. Body kick connects for him. One minute in. Things slow way down, neither getting into range. Two minutes in. Phillips to the body on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Marshman popping his jab. Phillips goes low-high with lefts. Marshman lands a jab. Phillips right hook, Marshman left hook in return. Leg kick from Phillips. They start trading near the fence. Phillips lands an overhand left. 10-9 Phillips on better shots.
Final result: Marshman def. Phillips by split decision
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Round 1: Low kick from Rinaldi to start. Straight left by Allen. Rinaldi changes levels, denied. Still looking for kicks. One minute in. Allen catches a Rinaldi body kick and kicks at his legs. This continues for a while. Two minutes in. He lets Rinaldi up. Two minutes to go.
Leg kick from Rinaldi. Allen fires a combo as he defends a takedown. Right hand by Allen. 1-2 to the body. Rinaldi leg kick. Lead right hand. One minute to go. Rinaldi leg kick, Allen body shot and wheel kick attempt. Allen with a nice combination near the fence. 10-9 Allen.
Round 2: Allen looks for the body. Counter right hand. One minute in. Allen fires a combination. Two minutes in. This is really slow. Rinaldi with some right hands. Allen fires a left downstairs. Jab up top. Two minutes to go.
1-2 lands for Rinaldi. Rinaldi shoots, denied. Leg kick lands. Allen is barely throwing anything. Now a left hand connects. Body shots with a minute to go. Allen might have woken up, lands a 1-2. Rinaldi with a right to the body. Low kick. Allen rushes in and unloads, dropping Rinaldi in the final seconds. 10-9 Allen.
Round 3: Rinaldi with an early combination. One minute in. Allen digs in a body shot, then a counter 1-2. Counter uppercut. Two minutes in. Rinaldi leg kick. Counter uppercut and another blistering combo by Allen, who avoids a single-leg. Two minutes to go.
Nothing much for the next minute. Rinaldi looks for a takedown, denied. Heavy body shot by Allen. Head kick attempt. Allen with another late blitz. 10-9 Allen.
Final result: Allen def. Rinaldi by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Joseph Duffy
Round 1: Trading kicks to start. Duffy shoots a minute in. Diakiese works his way back up and starts going after Duffy’s legs. Two minutes to go.
Diakiese just misses with a wheel kick. Duffy looks for a hook, eats a knee and leg kick. Duffy front kick. He shoots, easily sprawled on. Another low kick from Diakiese. One minute to go. Body kick. Both bang the body, then Diakiese drops him hard with a lead elbow. Diakiese lets him back up and goes after the lead leg. 10-9 Diakiese.
Round 2: 1-2 from Duffy, eats a heavy body kick. Diakiese wheel kick glances off. Body kick and right hand. He gets a rear waistlock and takes Duffy down into guard a minute in. Ref stands them up. Heavy leg kick by Diakiese, avoids an elbow two minutes in. Now the other leg. Duffy still moving forward, lands a left hand. Two minutes to go.
Elbow from Duffy, who’s now bloodied above the left eye. Overhand left by Diakiese. Leg kick. Body blow. Diakiese grabs another rear waist lock for a takedown. One minute to go. Good knee. 10-9 Diakiese.
Round 3: Diakiese tries a two-touch spinning kick. Body kick from Duffy in return. One minute in. Head kick attempt from Diakiese. Low-high two-piece. Leg kick. Uppercut-straight. Knee to the body. Counter left dings him in return. Two minutes in, body kick by Diakiese. Diakiese gets a body lock and looks for the back. Two minutes to go.
Duffy goes for his own back take, can’t get it. Half guard for Diakiese. One minute to go. Duffy tries a granby roll, can’t get it. Diakiese kicks Duffy’s leg out and ends the fight in mount. 10-9 Diakiese.
Final result: Diakiese def. Duffy by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Saparbeg Safarov
Round 1: Safarov lands a low kick, answered in kind. Safarov wades in with bombs and gets a body lock. Knees to the thigh. Negumereanu landing some of his own. Safarov cannot stop grabbing the fence. He goes for a takedown and Negumereanu latches onto a kimura. Not there, but he regains guard. Two minutes in. Short punches from Safarov. Nice elbow. Two minutes to go.
Negumereanu looks for a leg, Safarov continues to obsessively grab the fence, which he uses to escape. Safarov even refuses to stop hitting him when the referee calls time. He loses a point. Ninety seconds to go.
Left hook from Safarov. One minute to go. Low kick from Negumereanu. Safarov cracks him with counters. Leg kick. He shoots, denied. 9-9.
Round 2: Stiff jabs from Safarov. One minute in. Left hook hurts Negumereanu. Safarov staying patient. Negumereanu now charging after him with right hands. Safarov shoots, completes the takedown and takes side control. Negumereanu turns for a heel hook, and Safarov again grabs the fence to get out of it. On top in guard. Right hands by Safarov. Two minutes to go.
Negumereanu lands an upkick, but continues taking punches. One minute to go. Nasty elbows from Safarov. More punches and he moves to mount. Colossal blows. 10-8 Safarov.
Round 3: Left hook by Safarov. Hard right hand and he shoots. Lands on top in half guard. One minute in. Landing punches. Briefly looks for a kimura. Two minutes in. Negumereanu regains guard. More blows by Safarov. Two minutes to go.
Some bigger punches, passes to half guard. Back to guard. Safarov staying patient. Negumereanu looks for a last-ditch kimura without success. 10-9 Safarov.
Final result: Safarov def. Negumereanu by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch — CANCELED (FULL DETAILS HERE)
145 lbs.: Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige
Round 1: Low kick from Henry, body blow from Ige. Ige with a right body shot and left hook, then drops Henry with a flurry. Ige pulverizes him with punches against the fence, then looks for the back. Both hooks in and there’s the choke.
Final result: Ige def. Henry by submission (rear naked choke)
125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann
Round 1: Cachoeira slugging right off the bat, hurling haymakers. McCann looking to do damage inside. McCann lands a back kick and opens up with hooks. One minute in. McCann starting to piece her up already as they slug. McCann shoots, denied. Cachoeira counters a leg kick with a right. Big right cross by Cachoeira on the fence. Two minutes in. McCann lands one, eats a knee to the body. Cachoeira getting control back. McCann shoots, looks for the back, locks up a bizarro arm triangle. Two minutes to go.
She transitions to an armbar. McCann manages to break her grip, but Cachoeira gets her elbow out. McCann maintains top position. Side control for “Meatball.” Full mount, here come the elbows. Great round. 10-9 McCann.
Round 2: McCann clips her with a 1-2 right off the bat. Another big right hand in the center. Sneaky hook by McCann. Lead right. Spinning back fist. Cachoeira looks for a hook, continues taking shots a minute in. Trading hooks. McCann shoots, denied. Switching stance. Cachoeira leg kick. Two minutes in. Left hook from McCann. Another. BIG hooks by McCann near the fence. McCann shoots, stuffed, lands in the clinch. Cachoeira swats her with an overhand right with two minutes to go.
Knee from Cachoeira. 2-3 comes back at her. Lead right and hook from McCann. McCann with a deeper shot, tries to swing on the way up. One minute to go. Elbow by McCann as Cachoeira looks for punches. Cachoeira leg kick and counter left met by a right cross. McCann lands an uppercut. Both land big in the waning seconds. 10-9 McCann.
Round 3: McCann catches a kick for a takedown, looks for a guillotine on the way up. Cachoeira stuffs the next takedown attempt. McCann’s left eye is wrecked from something. Cachoeira marching after her. Two minutes in. McCann answers some shots with a huge left hook. McCann countering, Cachoeira advancing regardless. Two minutes to go.
Short punches from Cachoeira as McCann ducks in. Knee by Cachoeira. Looks for another. McCann backs her off with a heavy hook. Cachoeira digs the body and lands a knee upstairs. One minute to go. Referee pauses to look at McCann’s gnarly eye, but the doctor allows it to continue. Cachoeira lands a cheap shot when they resume. She comes out slugging. McCann with a hook on the retreat. Big combination. 10-9 Cachoeira.
Final result: McCann def. Cachoeira by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani
Round 1: Grundy connects with a lead right midway through the first minute. Left uppercut lands as they trade. One minute in. Narimani with a two-piece counter near the fence. Another lead right by Grundy. Narimani tossing out some kicks. Two minutes in. Yet another Grundy right stings Narimani. 2-3 from Narimani connects. Two minutes to go.
Narimani uppercut. Grundy shoots, completes a takedown into side control against the cage. Narimani working his way up, eating right hands. They trade on the break. Narimani shoots in return, stuffed. Grundy right cross. Another. 10-9 Grundy.
Round 2: Yet another clean right by Grundy. Narimani steps in with a two-piece and appears to get dinged. One minute in. Narimani looking busier, but not landing clean. They continue to trade, Narimani sporting a cut under his left eye. They trade big right hands two minutes in. Grundy eats an uppercut and shoots. Denied on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Grundy shoots again, stuffed again. Glancing right hand lands. Narimani low kick. Uppercut and right cross and Grundy’s hurt. Narimani stalking. One minute to go. Grundy beating a fighting retreat and suddenly he drops Narimani in return. Narimani stands on rubber legs, Grundy chasing him with right hand after right hand. Grundy pours it on against the cage until the ref stops it standing.
Final result: Grundy def. Narimani by TKO (punches)