Paddy Pimblett has taken the UFC by storm.
The Englishman has quickly become one of the most popular stars on the UFC roster in just only three fights. The reception Pimblett got in his last bout against Jordan Leavitt is testament to that.
Back at UFC Fight Night 208 in July, Pimblett put on a show for the London crowd. After a few back and forth exchanges with Leavitt, Pimblett eventually found his way to the back and do what he does best – get the tap by rear-naked choke. Pimblett got a massive reception from the crowd and took a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus to go with it.
You can rewatch Pimblett’s third UFC win in the video above.
The former Cage Warriors champion returns to action on Dec. 10 in the co-main event of UFC 282 in Las Vegas. He takes on Jared Gordon in a lightweight bout.
Pimblett (19-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is currently on a five-fight winning streak. All three victories in the UFC have come by finish, with two being submission and one a knockout.
Gordon (19-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) looks to build momentum from his decision win over Brazil’s Leonardo Santos back in August at UFC 278. The 34-year-old is 4-1 in his past five bouts, with his only loss coming to rising prospect Grant Dawson.
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