Paddy Pimblett finally made his UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini to kick-off the main-card at UFC Vegas 36 inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
In one of the most anticipated UFC signings, Pimblett has become one of the most popular names in the world of mixed martial arts. The former Cage Warriors champion faced the first stiff test of his mixed martial arts career against Luigi Vendramini.
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Paddy Pimblett turned out victorious in his UFC debut, winning the bout via TKO in the first round. The victory came in the 4th minute and the 25th second of the first round.
Pimblett backed up his trash talk. Earlier, he had promised a first-round finish, and that’s what happened as the Scouser secured a first-round stoppage win to mark a great UFC debut.
Paddy Pimblett stops Luigi Vedramini in UFC debut
Luigi Vendramini dropped Paddy Pimblett in the first round with a vicious left hand. Much was said about Pimblett, however, the English fighter failed to show up in the way one would have hoped. Luigi was able to connect several significant punches in the first round, landing clean shots.
Luigi Vendramini showed solid boxing and great footwork against a bright prospect like Paddy Pimblett.
As for the former Cage Warriors champion, Paddy Pimblett looked slow on his feet. Vendramini looked like the better boxer, however, Pimblett’s conditioning did the job as he knocked out Luigi Vendramini with a barrage of punches.
Pimblett hurt Luigi Vendramini with a vicious right hand and followed it up with a barrage of punches. An overwhelmed Luigi Vendramini succumbed under the pressure, eating some heavy shots from the Liverpool-based fighter.
“I am scouser, we don’t get knocked out!” Pimblett said in the post-fight Octagon interview.
“I am here to take over. I am the new cash-cow.”
“People are gonna be calling me out now,” Pimblett said.
Needless to say, Paddy Pimblett has left a huge impact in the UFC in his UFC debut and it will be interesting to see what lies ahead for the former Cage Warriors champion going forward in his UFC career.