UFC President Dana White revealed in a recent interview that the UFC has booked the second fight for British fighter Paddy Pimblett, who will be facing Jared Gordon in his return fight at the UFC London card on March 19th. Earlier, White had revealed his plans for 2022 and confirmed UFC’s return to the UK.
Paddy Pimblett is one of the biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts in the UK, and the former Cage Warriors Champion has entire Britain behind him. In the past, Pimblett has compared himself to the likes of Conor McGregor, and the young fighter believes that he could be the second-biggest name in the world of mixed martial arts, just behind the Notorious Conor McGregor. Pimblett has opined on several occasions that he wants to perform in London, however, the COVID-19 implications has kept the UFC away from putting on a show in the UK.
Paddy Pimblett next fight: Paddy the Baddy takes on Jared Gordon in his second UFC fight
With just one fight under the UFC banner, Paddy the Baddy Pimblett has already grabbed the attention of fight fans around the world. In what was a scintillating performance in his UFC debut, Pimblett proved just why fans around the world regard him to the highest level. Moreover, the Liverpool-based fighter has time and again proved his fighting prowess at Cage Warriors, and now under a banner like the UFC, it will be interesting to see what’s in store for the fans of Paddy Pimblett.
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Jared Gordon is a former Cage Fury Fighting Championship featherweight champion and will be appearing in his 10th appearance for the UFC. Gordon is currently on a three-fight winning streak, with his last loss coming against Charles Oliveira back in November of 2019. Gordon has suffered from bad weight cuts in the past, fighting on catchweight the last two out of the three times he has competed inside the Octagon. So a move to the lightweight division looks promising. It is an exciting match-up, and with Pimblett promising exciting fights, it goes without saying that fight fans in the UK are in for a treat.