Ben Askren will have a close eye on the UFC London main event, which pits Jorge Masvidal against Darren Till, as he’s already been linked to a fight with the winner of the bout. He’s also bound to be watching the UFC London co-main event, which pits welterweight contenders Gunnar Nelson and Leon Edwards against each other, as a bout with either man is very possible for him down the road.
In a video posted to the UFC Europe Twitter account, Ben Askren made a prediction for Jorge Masvidal vs. Darren Till and Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson at UFC London.
As he’s suggested previously, he’s picking Darren Till to defeat Jorge Masvidal — though he’s not sleeping on the latter.
Interestingly, he’s also picking Gunnar Nelson to spring the upset on the streaking Leon Edwards.
See what he had to say below:
Gunnar Nelson vs. Leon Edwards: “My prediction for the co-main event tomorrow night is that Gunnar Nelson is just going to be a little too much in the grappling department. I think Leon Edwards is a really good striker, but Gunnar Nelson is just going to overwhelm him with the grappling.”
Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal: “For the main event, you have Jorge Masvidal vs. Darren Till. I think they’re both pretty well-rounded strikers. I think Darren Till is going to be a little better, a little bigger, a little younger and he’s going to get the upper hand on Jorge.
What do you think of these predictions from Ben Askren? Do you agree with the former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight titleholder?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/15/2019.