Paddy “The Baddy” is a UFC Lightweight Fighter with a record of 17-wins and 3-losses. He is a former CW Featherweight Champion.
Tomorrow night, UFC returns to the UK at O2 arena, for the first time since 2019 and the card is fully stacked with a lot of talents from UK, including Liverpool’s finest sensation, Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett.
He will face a veteran challenge in the form of Mexican heavy-hitter, Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas. The Mexican has seven wins under his belt.
Pimblett claims to pull another first-round finish tomorrow, after his astonishing first-round victory against Vendramini, at UFC Fight Night 191- Brunson vs. Till.
Paddy made his Cage Warriors debut at CW 56 against Florian Clarin. He won the bout via unanimous decision but lost his next fight to Cameron Else. Paddy rebounded from the loss and went on a 7-fight win streak.
Following this, Pimblett was awarded a title shot for the vacant CW Featherweight Championship. He won the bout against Johny Frachey at CW 78 to become the CW Featherweight Champion.
Pimblett then moved up to Lightweight and defeated Alexis Savvidis via 2nd-round flying triangle submission. He defended his title once against Julian Erosa, before losing it to Nad Narimani at CWFC via a unanimous decision.
Paddy was awarded a title shot at the vacant Cage Warriors Lightweight Championship against Soren Bak. Pimblett lost the bout via unanimous decision.
His last fight at CW was against Davide Martinez at CW 122, where he won via first-round rear-naked choke. He left Cage Warriors after the bout and signed up with the UFC.
What makes Paddy Pimblett so popular?
The hype around Pimblett isn’t all smoke and mirrors. He is a serious MMA talent and stamped his place as the most popular competitor to ever be in the UK’s best MMA organization, Cage Warriors.
Part of Pimblett’s mass appeal is the ultra-confidence he has in himself. It’s a reason why many people have compared him to other UK MMA greats, and former UFC champions, in Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping.
Paddy made his Cage Warriors debut at CW 56 against Florian Clarin, and had a long tenure in Cage Warriors, amassing an 11-3 record.
“The Baddy” gained a reputation as Cage Warriors’ most marketable star after headlining three events for the promotion. Pimblett won the organization’s Featherweight title in 2016.
He will return to the Octagon as he will look to secure his second UFC win on the trot at the UFC London event.