Masvidal stops Till at UFC London, brawls backstage with Leon Edwards


Jorge Masvidal seen here during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 217. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Jorge Masvidal let his hands fly both in the cage and backstage Saturday at UFC London.

The 46-fight veteran violently knocked out Darren Till in the main event then got into an altercation with fellow welterweight contender Leon Edwards in the depths of The O2 Arena.

The knockout victory snapped a two-fight losing streak and sent a message to the rest of the 170-pound division.

In the co-main event, Edwards defeated Conor McGregor training partner Gunnar Nelson by split decision. In his post-fight interview he said he wanted to face the winner of Till-Masvidal next.

Backstage after the event, while Masvidal was being interviewed, Edwards walked by and said something which led to this.

Edwards received a cut under his left eye that required medical attention.

Masvidal, who hadn’t competed since late in 2017, earned a $50,000 bonus for Fight of the Night and an additional $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for the knockout finish of Till. It’s probably a good thing Masvidal pocketed an extra 100K since he may be facing sanctions for the backstage confrontation.

Here are the complete results from UFC London.

— Jorge Masvidal def. Darren Till by knockout
— Leon Edwards def. Gunnar Nelson by split decision
— Dominick Reyes def. Volkan Oezdemir by split decision
— Nathaniel Wood def. José Quiñónez by submission
— Cláudio Silva def. Danny Roberts submissio
— Jack Marshman def. John Phillips by split decision

— Arnold Allen def. Jordan Rinaldi by unanimous decision
— Marc Diakiese def. Joseph Duffy by unanimous decision
— Saparbek Safarov def. Nicolae Negumereanu by unanimous decision
— Dan Ige def. Danny Henry by submission
— Molly McCann def. Priscila Cachoeira by unanimous decision
— Mike Grundy def. Nad Narimani by technical knockout

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