Merseysportlive headed over to Next Gen MMA in Liverpool to see how Paddy Pimblett is preparing to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 296.

The Baddy’s training partners and teammates, Shem Rock, Nathan Fletcher and Adam Cullen also gave first hand verdicts ahead of the weekend’s highly anticipated bout.

Next Generation MMA has become a hotbed for fighters in the UK and Pimblett has quickly become the gym’s highest profile star.

The exciting UFC fighter faces one of his idols in Ferguson who is renowned for his unorthodox and unpredictable style. But as Pimblett now admits his hero has become his rival, the bout is sure to set the T-Mobile arena on fire in Las Vegas.