In one of the most anticipated UFC debuts of the year, Paddy Pimblett will take on Luigi Vendramini to open up the main card of UFC Vegas 36: Darren Till vs Derek Brunson.
Even though he is yet to step into the UFC octagon, a lot of fans are already comparing him to the biggest star in combat sports, Conor McGregor.
Just as McGregor, Paddy Pimblett also competed and won championships at Cage Warrior. And even if they have completely different fighting styles, there are some similarities between McGregor and Pimblett. talking about the fans comparing him to Conor McGregor, Paddy Pimblett states in a recent documentary:
“I know where I am going. I have seen it in my future to be the biggest star in the whole of MMA. I have got the personality, I can fight. obviously, it’s flattering to be compared to the biggest name the sport has ever seen named Conor McGregor. We both fought on Cage Warriors, we were both champions, brass, and opinionated. He is Irish, I am Scouser.”
Everything you need to know about Paddy Pimblett
Paddy Pimblett’s Age, Height, Reach
The former Cage Warrior featherweight champion, Paddy Pimblett is only 26 years old. He is going to begin his journey in UFC in the lightweight division.
However, he has also competed in the featherweight division and became the cage Warriors featherweight champion by beating Johnny Frachey.
Paddy Pimbett’s MMA Record:
Paddy Pimblett has 16 wins and 3 losses in his MMA career. He has secured 5 KO/TKO wins, 7 submission wins and 4 decision wins.
The British mixed martial artist has lost to Soren Bak, Nad Narimani, and Cameron Else. Pimblett, who is creative and unpredictable when it comes to submissions, has one submission loss on his record, which came in the fight against Cameron Else.
Paddy Pimblett’s Fighting Style:
Pimblett is yet to prove his skillsets against the UFC lightweight elites. However, so far he has looked very impressive in his MMA career.
Pimblett is an exceptional submission artist, who can be creative with his offense. However, his striking might be a problem for him in the UFC. Pimblet has knocked out his opponents before but he has not shown impressive boxing skills so far. And against the UFC lightweights such as Justin Gaethje or Dustin Poirier, Pimblett will struggle when it comes to striking.
Paddy Pimblett Nationality:
Paddy Pimblett was born in 1995 in England, United Kingdom. He was born and spent most of his childhood in Liverpool.
Paddy Pimblett’s Girlfriend and personal life:
Not a lot of information is available about Pimblett’s dating life. However, as per the sources by Liverpoolecho, Paddy Pimblett proposed his girlfriend in Phi Phi island and posted the picture on his Instagram.
However, Pimblett’s old Instagram account(which had over 158k of followers) has been deleted. And he currently has over 75k followers on instagram.