Paddy Pimblett had a very hard fight against Jared Gordon in the co-main event of UFC 282. The Liverpool native had a lot of hype behind him as he was coming off three back-to-back stoppages. But, Pimblett could not do the same against a very game Jared Gordon. Although there were moments when Gordon had the upper hand over Pimblett, the judges did not think it was enough.
Jared Gordon had a very good first round. Experts often say that Pimblett leaves his chin wide open during his bouts. Jared took advantage of that and landed some big strikes. One of the punches even hurt Paddy The Baddy in round 1. But, Pimblett somewhat took control of the bout in the second round as he managed to land a lot of decent punches and stunned Gordan a few times.
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But, round 3 was extremely close as Gordon kept Pimblett pinned on the cage for the majority of the round and took his back. The 27-year-old managed to reverse the position and ended the bout on Jared’s back. There was a sense of nervousness in the arena as nobody was sure about the result. All three judges ultimately scored it 29-28, in favor of the Englishman.
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Was Jared Gordon robbed against Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282?
As the fans witnessed during the bout, it was perhaps Paddy Pimblett’s biggest test of his UFC career. Gordon was not ready to quit in the Octagon and managed to make it extremely hard for Pimblett to have good moments in the bout. So how many punches did each fighter land throughout the 15 minutes of the bout at UFC 282? Let’s find out!
In round 1, Paddy attempted 70 strikes and landed 29 in total. Jared Gordon, on the other hand, landed 40 strikes out of an attempted 61. 30 of those strikes were significant ones. Gordon also had a control time of 28 seconds in the round. Round 2 was much better for Pimblett, who landed 47 strikes in total and 28 significant strikes.
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Meanwhile, Gordon landed 24 significant strikes in the round and 39 strikes in total. In the second round, Gordon once again took charge on the ground as he had a control time of 2:07 minutes. Pimblett, again, did not have any control time on the ground. In round 3, Gordon once more had a control time of 3:53 minutes.
The final round was very light on strikes as Paddy and Jared landed 6 and 4 significant strikes respectively. In total, Paddy landed 63 significant strikes and 97 in total. Gordon, on the other hand, landed 58 significant strikes and 100 strikes in total. On top of that, Gordon had a huge portion of ground control (6:28 minutes) throughout the bout. So the stats do seem to favor Jared Gordon. (stats are via UFC Stats)
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