UFC London staff predictions: Is Masvidal getting upset picks on Till's home turf?

Till

vs.

Masvidal
Edwards

vs.

Nelson
Oezdemir

vs.

Reyes
Quinonez

vs.

Wood
Roberts

vs.

Silva
Marshman

vs.

Phillips
MMA Junkie readers’

consensus picks

2019: 45-16
till2019

Till

(67%)
nelson2019

Nelson

(60%)
reyes2019

Reyes

(71%)
wood2019

Wood

(79%)
silva2019

Silva

(66%)
marshman2019

Marshman

(81%)
Fernanda Prates

@nandaprates_

2019: 45-16
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Trent Reinsmith

@TrentReinsmith

2019: 43-18
till2019

Till
edwards2019

Edwards
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Matt Erickson

@MMAjunkieMatt

2019: 42-19
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
roberts2019

Roberts
marshman2019

Marshman
Dan Tom

@DanTomMMA

2019: 42-19
masvidal2019

Masvidal
edwards2019

Edwards
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Ben Fowlkes

@BenFowlkesMMA

2019: 41-20

trophy copy 2016 Champion
till2019

Till
edwards2019

Edwards
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Mike Bohn

@MikeBohnMMA

2019: 40-21

trophy copy 2014 Champion
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
John Morgan

@MMAjunkieJohn

2019: 40-21
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Brian Garcia

@thegoze

2019: 40-21
masvidal2019

Masvidal
edwards2019

Edwards
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Ken Hathaway

@kenshathaway

2019: 39-22

trophy copy 2018 Champion
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
quinonez2019

Quinonez
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Simon Samano

@SJSamano

2019: 39-22
till2019

Till
edwards2019

Edwards
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
Abbey Subhan

@kammakaze

2019: 38-23
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
roberts2019

Roberts
marshman2019

Marshman
Steven Marrocco

@MMAjunkieSteven

2019: 38-23
till2019

Till
nelson2019

Nelson
reyes2019

Reyes
quinonez2019

Quinonez
silva2019

Silva
marshman2019

Marshman
George Garcia

@MMAjunkieGeorge

2019: 37-24
masvidal2019

Masvidal
edwards2019

Edwards
reyes2019

Reyes
wood2019

Wood
roberts2019

Roberts
marshman2019

Marshman

The UFC is back in England this week, and a pair of key welterweight fights headline the card.

UFC on ESPN+ 5 takes place Saturday at The O2 in London. The card streams on ESPN+.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, England’s own Darren Till (17-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) takes on veteran Jorge Masvidal (32-13 MMA, 9-6 UFC). Till is coming off a title-fight loss this past fall and looking to rebound. He’s more than a 2-1 favorite, and 10 of our 13 MMA Junkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are picking him to win in front of his home fans.

In the co-feature, England’s Leon Edwards (16-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) takes on Gunnar Nelson (17-3-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC). Edwards is a slight favorite, but Nelson has the edge from our pickers with the narrowest of margins at 7-6.

Also on the main card, former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) takes on unbeaten up-and-comer Dominick Reyes (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who is a -250 favorite. Reyes is one of two unanimous picks from our staff members at 13-0.

The other unanimous nod goes to Jack Marshman (22-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC), who opens up the main card in a middleweight fight against John Phillips (21-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC). Marshman only is about a -150 favorite, but he’s got a 13-0 shutout from our pickers.

England’s Nathaniel Wood (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has a big 11-2 edge in the picks in his bantamweight fight against Jose Quinonez (7-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who comes in on a four-fight winning streak. But Wood nearly is a 3-1 favorite in their bout.

And Claudio Silva (12-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) only is a slight favorite in his welterweight fight against England’s Danny Roberts (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC), but he has a whopping 10-3 lead in the picks.

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In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Till (67 percent), Nelson (60 percent), Reyes (71 percent), Wood (79 percent), Silva (66 percent) and Marshman (81 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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