ESPN’s new deal with the UFC that kicked in this year has been a boon for bettors because it seems there’s now an interesting card nearly every weekend. There’s another UFC Fight Night event this Saturday headlined by a welterweight bout between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal from the O2 Arena in London. It can be seen in the USA on ESPN+.
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Till (17-1-1) is the -260 favorite and will have home Octagon advantage, so to speak, as “the Gorilla” is from Liverpool in England. Till fought for the welterweight title at UFC 228 last September against champion Tyron Woodley and suffered his first loss. Woodley knocked Till down with a big hit and then pounced, with Till tapping out in the second round via a Woodley choke.
Woodley has since lost the belt to Kamaru Usman, meaning Till probably has a longer wait for another title shot even should he win here. The 26-year-old is ranked No. 3 in the division behind Woodley and Colby Covington. A total of 10 of Till’s 17 wins have come via KO or TKO. He was a very slight underdog against Woodley.