Paddy Pimblett made his return to the Octagon after an absence of almost 3 months. In his last outing, Pimblett submitted Rodrigo Vargas in the first round. However, he had an upgrade in the challenge this time around. He was scheduled to fight Jordan Leavitt on the main card of UFC London.
Paddy Pimblett was aiming to be the biggest star that the UFC has ever had. His two stoppage wins in the UFC came in the most spectacular way possible. But what made him a fan favourite, was his skill to sell his fights on the mic. In order to achieve his goals, winning against Leavitt was essential.
But Jordan Leavitt was no pushover. He had only 1 defeat in his record, that too was a decision loss against Claudio Puelles over a year ago. Since then, he has had 2 very convincing wins and was looking to continue his winning momentum.
With two young lightweight fighters going head to head, the excitement was at its peak for the fight. So who came out on top in a fight between The Monkey King and The Baddy?? Let’s find out.
Paddy Pimblett submits Jordan Leavitt at UFC London
The first round of this fight was perhaps the most competitive round of Paddy Pimblett’s career. Jordan Leavitt came out to heavy boos from the London crowd. But Leavitt was unmoved by it. Paddy caught him in a tight guillotine very early in the fight. But Jordan somehow survived it and put Paddy in some uncomfortable positions.
But Paddy was significantly better on the ground as he overpowered Jordan and finished the first round on top. But he stepped up his game and got an early takedown in round 2. This time around, it did not take him long and he submitted Jordan with a rear-naked choke. Following the fight, Paddy kept his promise and did the T-Bag move.
With this win, Pimblett extends his UFC winning streak to 3 fights in a row. It seems like he is now moving up the pecking order and will soon find himself in the rankings of the lightweight division.