The underrated fights to watch at UFC Fight Night 147 in London, England

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UFC London: Till vs Masvidal is schedule to be a great card taking place in England. The card features a main event destined to be a stand-up war and co-main event with promising contenders in the welterweight division.

With such an action packed main card, try to not forget about some of the undercard scraps that showcase some fighters who have bright futures ahead of them. Many will look to show off their talents and others will look to make a name for themselves on the big stage.

Take a look at the underrated fights to watch at UFC London:

 

The underrated fights to watch at UFC London

UFC London is set to be a great card with many amazing fights. The main card is stacked with great scraps, however there are many competitive matchups that may go overlooked due to the star studded main event. I think there will be no shortage of jaw dropping fights, but what about the fights you were not expecting to "wow" you? We wanted to put together a list of underrated fights to keep your eyes on.

Mike Grundy vs Nad Narimani

Mike Grundy will be making his UFC debut at UFC London in the opening fight of the evening. Grundy holds a professional record of 11-1, 8 wins coming by way of submission and 3 decisions. His only loss, almost four years ago now, came by way of triangle choke. Since then, Grundy has remained undefeated through his next 8 fights. Grundy will be facing off against fellow UFC featherweight, Nad Narimani, who is 12-2 in his professional career. Narimani has racked up a couple of wins in the UFC so far, since he made his own debut, back in July 2018 on the Shogun vs Smith undercard. Narimani has gone 2-0 in his two UFC fights, having won both by way of decision. Narimani is a bit more diverse in his record, having had 2 knockout wins, 5 submission wins and 5 decisions. It is safe to say that Narimani has some serious skills and he brings many different elements to his fight game. Unlike his opponent, Narimani has never been finished in his pro career. His only two losses were by way of decision. His last defeat came in 2014, when he dropped a decision to Alex Enlund. Although Narimani has gone 5-0 in his next 5 fights afterwards, including his latest two UFC victories. This fight is sure to deliver and be a great way to open up the show at UFC London this weekend.

Molly McCann vs Priscila Cachoeira

UFC flyweights will be taking over the Octagon in the second fight of the evening, when Molly ‘Meatball’ McCann meets Priscila ‘Pedrita’ Cachoeira. The UFC women’s flyweight division is still fairly new so both of these women have only had 1 fight in the UFC. Both are 0-1 so far. McCann holds a professional record of 7-2, with 4 knockout wins and 3 decisions. Her only two losses include a decision loss and a stoppage, when she lost by rear-naked choke in her debut against Gillian Robertson on the Thompson vs Till undercard in May 2018. McCann has proven that she possesses vicious knockout power for a flyweight. In her early pro career, she was fighting at bantamweight and has since moved down. In some cases, this proves to benefit a fighter but in other cases, it really doesn’t. We will get to see what she has to offer and what improvements she’s made to her game since her debut last year. Priscila Cachoeira holds a professional record of 8-1. She went on an 8-fight win streak to kick-off her pro career. When she came to the UFC, she fought Valentina Shevchenko in her debut and lost by rear-naked choke in the second-round. Very similar to McCann, Cachoeira seems to be at her best when she gets to fight on her feet. Both of these women have a mix of both knockout and decision wins. Although they both have been stopped in their pro career via submission. I imagine that this fight will be an entertaining stand-and-bang kind of fight between two exciting flyweights. We get to see what both women have done to improve and just who has the more dominant stand-up game.

Danny Henry vs Dan Ige

Danny ‘The Hatchet’ Henry will be facing off against Dan ‘Dynamite’ Ige in a featherweight contest on the preliminary card of UFC London. Henry holds a professional record of 12-2, with his only two losses by way of decision. He has never been finished in his 14-fight career. He brings a plethora of different weapons to the table, having big knockout power and impressive jiu jitsu. Henry is always looking for the finish in his fights. With 5 of his wins having come by way of knockout and another 5 by way of submission. He has only gone to the judges scorecards in just two of his 12 pro victories. At UFC London, Henry will be facing off against Dan Ige, another fierce challenger from the UFC’s featherweight division. Ige holds a professional record of 10-2, with his only two losses being by way of decision. Similar to Henry, Ige is a finisher. He is always looking for the finish. Ige has 7 finishes out of his 10 wins on the professional circuit, 3 by way of knockout and 4 submissions. Another similarity with these two guys, neither of them have been finished in their professional career. Ige has two losses and both have come by way of decision. I believe this one will be an action-packed fight that is sure to open eyes and get you up out of your seat during UFC London.

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