Another Saturday, another great ESPN+ UFC card. The co main event is the Welterweights Leon Edwards(-160) vs Gunnar Nelson(+130). Leon is on a 6 fight win streak with his last win over Cowboy Cerrone. Leon is a very versatile fighter, who will need to use his superior take down defense and kickboxing skills to win this fight. Gunnar has excellent Brazilian jitsu and great hands. He’ll be looking to get Leon’s back but that will be no easy task. This will be a great fight of skilll. I see Leon’s take down defense giving Gunnar a problem, so I’ll take Leon this fight. The main event is between to very talented Welterweights Darren Till(-230) vs Jorge Masvidal(+180)looking to get back into the win column and back into belt contention. Till is coming off a big loss to former champ Tyron Woodley. He was so close to having that belt around his waist, so know that’s the only thing on his mind is to get that opportunity again. Till will look to use his reach advantage, especially his kicks to keep the distance with Masvidal. With that distance, he will look to make Masvidal walk and eat some power punches as Masvidal tries to close the distance. Masvidal has lost such close fights many times now because he wasn’t letting his hands go. He’ll look to stop that and will push the pace and be highly active with his striking. Since Masvidal has moved to Welterweight, he hasn’t had the effects of the weight cut, he’s has less fatigue and able to engage more. He is a great wrestler and last time Till fought a great wrestler (Woodley) he lost. This will be a fun and entertaining one to watch. I will go Toll on this one.I think Till will keep the distance and Masvidal won’t have an answer for it. Who do you have winning? Make sure to follow us because we will be having another “KO The Card” challenge for the Holloway vs Poirier fight. Winner will receive an autographed Holloway photo. Below is the “KO The Card” details.
How it works is you will need to beat our pro’s fight card and score more points than the other participants. If there is a tie for points, we will randomly select a winner of the tied participants. You score points by picking the winner of the fight, what round and how it ends. Below is the point system. Winner will get posted on our social media and website as Champ of the “KO The Card” challenge and also, become one of the pros for the next card. Winner will be announced next week. To submit your picks, we will hopefully have a way to directly make picks from the home page of DenverBetting.com but if not, you can download the fight card and scan it in, take a picture of your picks and email them in or you can write your picks in an email (must be in an easy format to understand picks). You can submit any of those ways to KO@DenverSportsBetting.com.
Picking the winner:
1 point for picking the winner of the fight
3 points for picking a draw
Picking how it ends:
1 point for decision
2 point for picking KO/TKO
2 point for picking submission
3 point for a forfeit/DK. A fighter can announce a forfeit before a match begins if he’s injured.
5 points for picking No Contest
Picking the round:
1 point for picking a decision
2 point for picking the correct round the fight ends