UFC Vegas 36: Till vs Brunson is stacked with fighters who can be the next big thing in UFC. British mixed martial artists such as Jack Shore, Tom Aspinall, and Paddy Pimblett can steal the show on UFC Vegas 36.
There is a huge hype behind the former Cage Warrior featherweight and lightweight champion, Paddy Pimblett. This is the much anticipated UFC debut for the British mixed martial artist and he will be looking to make a statement with an impressive win over Luigi Vendramini.
However, Luigi Vendramini will not be a walk in the park for Pimblett. He has two losses in his UFC career but his win over Jessin Ayari showed knockout power and explosiveness. He is very young and a very tough opponent for Pimblett. So who will get his hands raised at UFC Vegas 36?
Paddy Pimblett vs Luigi Vendramini stats:
Wins/Losses: 16/3( 5 KO/TKOs, 7 submissions)
Height: 5ft 10 inches
Submission Losses: 1
Wins/Losses: 9/2( 5 KO/TKOs, 4 submissions)
Height: 5ft 10 inches
Knockout Losses: 1
Paddy Pimblett vs Luigi Vendramini prediction:
A lot of fans are hyped about the UFC debut of Pimblett and rightfully so. He has some incredible finishes in his MMA career so far including flying triangle chokes. But, it should also be noted that he is going to compete in the UFC lightweight division, which is one of the toughest divisions in UFC.
And he is not going to take on an easy challenge on his UFC debut. Luigi Vendramini has serious knockout power, which can put Pimblett in trouble. Luigi Vendramini is explosive in the early rounds and can shut the lights out at any moment.
Paddy Pimblett is an exceptional submission artist but his boxing is not highly impressive. Though he has fought some tough opponents in his career, he has not really fought anyone with elite striking prowess. With that being said, it’s very unlikely that Luigi Vendramini will expose Pimblett’s striking and win the fight.
Pimblett is only 26 years old and he is yet to reach his prime. And a win over Luigi Vendramini can set him on the right path in UFC. Vendramini is coming off a decision loss against Fares Ziam. And it was a disappointing performance from Vendramini. Vendramini struggled a lot against Fares Ziam in the striking battle.
Though Vendramini is not an easy task for Paddy Pimblett he is likely to get the job done at UFC Vegas 36. But for many fans it’s not about whether he wins it’s about how impressively he can secure a win on his UFC debut.