Get launched to England’s Paddy Pimblett, turning into the newest light-weight to signal with the UFC after a stint in Cage Warriors.
Paddy Pimblett is formally a member of the UFC roster. The previous Cage Warriors standout will be a part of the light-weight division after having fun with a protracted and illustrious profession with the European-based promotion. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani was first to report the information Monday afternoon.
Pimblett at the moment sits at 16-3, having competed underneath the Cage Warriors banner since 2013, and has gained his final two outings towards Decky Dalton and Davide Martinez. His most up-to-date bout with Martinez turned some heads, as he gained by way of rear-naked-choke at 1:37 of the primary spherical. Pimblett made it clear that the UFC is his subsequent vacation spot, and now he will get his probability.
In 19 appearances, Pimblett has completed 12 of his victories with six of them coming within the primary spherical. He additionally holds a victory towards present UFC fighter Jullian Erosa, the place he earned a unanimous choice in Nov. 2016.
Pimblett’s final loss got here by the hands of Soren Balk in Sept.. 2018, having gone almost three years undefeated forward of his first Octagon look. Previous to the loss, Pimblett strung collectively a flying triangle choke victory towards Alexis Savvidis, ending the battle simply 36 seconds into the second spherical throughout Cage Warriors 96. The Subsequent Technology U.Ok. product has not seen a choose’s scorecard since his final blemish, as the vast majority of his fights end quite shortly.
Paddy Pimblett has drawn comparisons to Conor McGregor
Pimblett and Conor McGregor spent the primary half of their careers with Cage Warriors, as McGregor went on to change into the largest star in MMA. Whereas it’s at the moment unknown as to if Pimblett can duplicate McGregor’s meteoric rise, Pimblett did change into a featherweight champion throughout his stint and can look to hold over the momentum that McGregor had when he signed in 2013.
For now, although, solely time will inform.