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Who is Paddy Pimblett? UFC’s newest fan favourite preparing to put on a show

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In the world of UFC, being an entertaining personality is almost as important as being a good fighter, and Paddy Pimblett has both in spades, the 27-year-old Scouser quickly becoming an MMA fan favourite. 

Pimblett has quickly gained attention due to his banter in interviews, his impressive diet, and weight cuts, and of course his ability to take down elite fighters. 

Since joining the UFC in late 2021, the Englishman has rocketed up the roster, winning three fights by submission and hooks, and this weekend finds himself as the co-main event at UFC 282, where he takes on Jared Gordon. 

Oftentimes paired up with fellow Scouser UFC fighter ‘Meatball’ Molly McCann, Pimblett has been fighting since he was 17, debuting in 2012 with a TKO victory over Nathan Thompson. 

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He racked up an impressive 16-3 record over the next nine years, before making the jump to the UFC where he is yet to be defeated, extending his record to 19-3. 

Who is Paddy Pimblett fighting? 

At UFC 282, Pimblett will face his toughest contender yet when he steps in the ring against Jared Gordon. 

At 34, Gordon has a professional record of 19-5 and is 4-1 in his last five fights, which stretch back to 2020. 

This makes Gordon easily Pimblett’s most seasoned opponent to date, which is also clear by the elevated position of the fight, co-headling the card alongside the light heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev.

Who has Paddy Pimblett beaten? 

Pimblett has put together a solid resume thus far in his career, having won 19 fights including three in the UFC. 

His three wins in the championship game against Jordan Leavitt, Kazula Vargas, and Luigi Vendramini, none of which made it past the middle of the second round. 

What is Paddy Pimblett ranked?

Despite being featured near the top of the upcoming UFC 282 card, Paddy Pimblett is not currently ranked in the top 15 of the UFC’s Lightweight division. 

However, if he is able to keep his momentum against Gordon, we could be seeing him shoot up the rankings soon. 


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