Paddy ‘the baddy’ Pimblett is at last a UFC fighter, the popular scouser will finally make his career switch to the world’s biggest MMA promotion.
The news comes just after ‘the baddy’ was victorious over Italy’s Davide Martinez via submission just a fortnight ago. The fight was initially in doubt due to the pandemic but Pimblett was able to say his Cage Warriors farewell in style.
Cage Warriors?! Completed it, mate!
Welcome to the UFC @PaddyTheBaddy!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 29, 2021
For many years Paddy Pimblett has been arguably one of the best mixed martial artists outside the UFC. Pimblett has impressed many across the world in his time with Cage Warriors. At just 21 years of age Pimblett became the Cage Warriors featherweight world champion.
Pimblett’s rise in popularity has been compared to the likes of Conor McGregor and Darren Till.
UFC got their man!
The UFC tried to bring Pimblett in after his world title success back in 2016. However, the man from Liverpool opted to turn down the offer in order to develop more as a fighter.
Now at 26 years old Pimblett will have more experience and all round strength to accompany him on his UFC journey.
The scouser, who currently fights at both lightweight and featherweight, has a professional record of 16 wins and 3 losses. Pimblett has challenged for world titles at both lightweight and featherweight in his time at Cage Warriors.
A date has not been set for his long awaited debut. However, Pimblett’s fans will be excited for him to get underway and for him to start making his way up the rankings.
As a former Cage Warriors champion, Pimblett will already be eyeing up the top 15 at both 145lb and 155lb.
Pimblett is the most recent addition to a whole host of top British talent contracted to the UFC. The Liverpudlian will hope that he can follow in the footsteps of Darren Till and Michael Bisping by reaching the pinnacle of the UFC.
Featured Image via Paddy Pimblett Facebook