UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal

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UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal
UFC on ESPN+ 5 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
VenueThe O2 Arena
CityLondon, England
Event chronology
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UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 5 or UFC Fight Night 147) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on March 16, 2019 at The O2 Arena in London, England.[1][2]

Background[edit]

A welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Championship challenger Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal is expected to serve as the event headliner.[3]

Alessio Di Chirico was expected to face Tom Breese at the event. However, Di Chirico pulled out of the fight in early January citing an undisclosed injury and subsequent surgery.[4] On January 8, it was reported that The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil middleweight winner Cezar Ferreira will be his replacement. Ferreira and Breese were expected to meet at UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio in November 2018, but Breese pulled out due to injury.[5] In turn, Ferreira withdrew from the bout on February 1, citing a knee injury.[6] Breese is now expected to face Ian Heinisch.[7]

Official fight card[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal
Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson
Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes
Bantamweight Nathaniel Wood vs. José Alberto Quiñónez
Featherweight Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige
Featherweight Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Featherweight Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani
Light Heavyweight Saparbek Safarov vs. Gökhan Saki
Welterweight Danny Roberts vs. Cláudio Silva
Middleweight Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips
Women's Flyweight Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann
Lightweight Marc Diakiese vs. Joseph Duffy
Middleweight Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2018-11-04). "UFC announces 2019 first quarter schedule: ESPN debut Jan. 19 in Brooklyn". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ Staff (2018-11-02). "UFC set to return to London's O2 Arena on 16 March 2019". bbc.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  3. ^ Brett Okamoto (2019-01-16). "Darren Till, Jorge Masvidal to meet in main event of UFC Fight Night". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  4. ^ Tudor Leonte (2018-01-02). "Alessio Di Chirico withdraws from UFC Fight Night London bout vs. Tom Breese". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  5. ^ Peter Carroll (2018-01-08). "Tom Breese gets new UFC London assignment as Cezar Ferreria replaces Alessio Di Chirico". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  6. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (2019-02-01). "Cezar Ferreira announces withdrawal from UFC London". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  7. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2019-02-07). "Ian Heinisch steps in to fight Tom Breese at UFC London". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-12-19.