A key welterweight bout between former title challenger Darren Till and perennial division contender Jorge Masvidal headlined today’s UFC London event.
Darren Till (17-1-1 MMA) enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering his first career setback to Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 228.
Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal (32-13 MMA) is coming off back to back decision losses to opponents Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia respectively.
Round one of the UFC London main event begins and Masvidal runs forward with a kick that appears to land low and we break. Till recovers and we restart. Darren Till comes forward and lands a huge left that drops Jorge. Till follows him to the ground and attempts to work some ground and pound. Masvidal scrambles back to his feet and lands a right hand. He throws another. Masvidal with a kick to the body but Till catches it and drags him to the floor. Darren lets Jorge back up. Masvidal with a pair of low kick. He lands a nice left jab. Till is looking to leap in with a straight left. Masvidal with a front kick followed by a right hand over the top. Till responds with a left hand. Masvidal smiles but that one hurt. Till begins to throw leather. He lands a left and then a right. Masvidal circles off the cage and lands a jab. Till responds with a flurry. Masvidal side steps and lands a hard low kick. Both men seem happy to stand and trade now. Masvidal with a good left hand and now a right. Till seems ok as he leaps in with a big straight left that just misses the mark. He pushes Jorge against the cage. Both men with knees from the position. Till looks for a takedown and then lands a left. Masvidal fires back with a body kick. The horn sounds to end round one.
Round two of the UFC London main event begins and Till works a double-jab to get things started. Masvidal responds with a hard kick to the body. Till with a lot of pressure early. Masvidal lands a low kick and then a right hand. Till with an accidental eye poke and we break. Masvidal recovers and the referee restarts the fight. Jorge presses forward and shoots in for a takedown. He gets it and immediately moves to Till’s back. Darren scrambles and gets back up to his feet. Jorge still has him pressed against the cage in the clinch. Till eventually breaks free and we are back to standing. Till with a hard low kick. He lands a nice jab up the middle. Masvidal with a combination that misses the mark. He lands a hard kick to the body of Darren Till. Another good low kick from Masvidal. He appears to be the busier fighter. Till rushes in but eats a combination for his efforts. Jorge smiles at him. This is a good fight. Jorge Masvidal circles and then leaps in with a massive combination that floors Darren Till. WOW! Till is out cold!
Official UFC London Result: Jorge Masvidal KO’s Darren Till in Round 2