Jorge Masvidal ended UFC London with a bang by knocking out Darren Till in the second round with a beautiful left hand.
Jorge Masvidal is a 45-fight veteran with a 9-6 UFC record. Since moving to the welterweight division, “Gamebred” is 4-4, but was on a three-fight win streak before falling to top contenders Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson.
Darren Till is the UFC’s hot commodity out of Britain. He was undefeated at 17-0-1 with wins over Stephen Thompson and Donald Cerrone to earn him a title shot. He was 25 at the time, and was thoroughly dominated by Tyron Woodley.
Jorge Masvidal blitzed out and threw a jumping kick that landed below the belt. After a brief pause in action, Till knocked Masvidal down with his first punch. Till tried to fold him up and take his back, but Masvidal scrambled away and landed a two-punch combination. Till narrowly avoided a head kick and the fight settled in. Masvidal dug in for a single-leg and landed a pair of left hands while hold the leg. Till controlled the Octagon, having Masvidal backed up against the fence and landing punches. Masvidal was content to hunt for counter shots. Masvidal caught a kick, then landed a one-two combo to counter Till. An intense first round came to a close with the fighters in the center of the cage.
Till kicked off the round with a double-jab and Masvidal was landing straight punches with his back to the fence. During a one-two combo by Masvidal, Till accidentally poked Masvidal in the eye. After action resumed, Masvidal landed a single-leg takedown by landing an overhand while holding onto his leg. Masvidal nearly took the back of Till, but Till was able to stand up in time. A three-punch combination landed for Masvidal. Masvidal continued to move forward, then landed a thunderous left hand that put Till out cold. Till fell straight backward and was completely unconscious.
Jorge Masvidal def. Darren Till by KO (Left Hook) in Round 2 (3:05)