Cuban-Peruvian-American mixed martial artist Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, 34, of Miami, Florida, United States was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 147.” It was his 10th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 12 mixed martial arts bouts, “UFC Fight Night 147” took place at The 02 Arena in London, England on March 16, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Masvidal faced Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 26, of Liverpool, Merseyside, England in the welterweight division.
Marc Goddard served as the referee of the welterweight bout between Masvidal and Till. Goddard put a stop to the contest after 3 minutes and 5 seconds in the second round when Masvidal knocked out Till via punch.
Winning at “UFC Fight Night 147” improved Masvidal’s professional MMA record to 33 wins and 13 losses. On the other hand, Till now has 17 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.
It was a redemptive win for Masvidal. He was riding a two-bout losing streak before facing Till at “UFC Fight Night 147.”
Masvidal was born in Miami on November 12, 1984 to a Cuban father and a Peruvian mother. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2003.
“UFC Fight Night 147” marked Masvidal’s 16th bout in the UFC. The first nine opponents he defeated in the American MMA promotion were Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means, 35, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, Michael “Maverick” Chiesa, 31, of Spokane, Washington, USA, Pat “Bam Bam” Healy, 35, of St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank, 33, of Wayne, Michigan, USA, James “The James Krause” Krause, 32, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira, 34, of Ibitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson, 34, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, USA and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 35, of Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
In the co-main event of “UFC Fight Night 147,” Leon “Rocky” Edwards, 27, of Erdington, Birmingham, England faced Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson, 30, of Reykjavik, Iceland in the welterweight division. The English contender won via split decision.
Including the U.S., Iceland and England, a total of 11 countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 147.” Masvidal was one of the three fighters who represented the U.S. while Till and 10 others represented England.
The other countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 147” were Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, and Wales. Watch the full post-fight press conference here: