Paddy Pimblett

Patrick Pimblett (born 3 January 1995) is an English mixed martial artist who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[4][5] A professional since 2012, he is the former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion.[6]

Paddy Pimblett
BornPatrick Pimblett
(1995-01-03) 3 January 1995 (age 27) [1]
Huyton, England
Nickname(s)The Baddy
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (2012–2013)
Featherweight (2014–2017)
Lightweight (2018–present)
Reach73 in (185 cm)[2]
TeamNext Generation MMA Liverpool
Rank1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Paul Rimmer[3]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins18
By knockout6
By submission8
By decision4
Losses3
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

Patrick Pimblett was born in Huyton on 3 January 1995. Influenced by a fight between Vitor Belfort and Rich Franklin at UFC 103, Pimblett started training in mixed martial arts at the age of 15, joining Next Generation MMA, and deciding he would compete in the sport for a living shortly after.[7]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Pimblett made his debut in 2012, aged 17, racking up a 3–0 record before signing with Cage Warriors a year later.[8] In 2016, he claimed the Cage Warriors featherweight championship and defended it once before losing it and moving up to lightweight.[9] After a win, he challenged for the Cage Warriors lightweight championship, losing by unanimous decision.[10] After two more wins in the organisation, Pimblett signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[11][12]

Pimblett made his professional debut in 2012, winning his first three fights before joining Cage Warriors a year later, upon turning 18.[13] In 2016, he won the Cage Warriors featherweight championship, beating Johnny Frachey at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.[14] He defended the title against Julian Erosa in a controversial unanimous decision.[15][16]

After his first win in the weight class, he unsuccessfully challenged for the Cage Warriors Lightweight championship.[17][18] Pimblett went on to win his next two bouts for Cage Warriors, before signing a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[19][20] Pimblett had previously declined two UFC deals, getting better financial offers from Cage Warriors.[21]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Pimblett made his promotional debut against Luigi Vendramini on 4 September 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191.[22] Pimblett won the bout via knockout in the first round.[23] This fight earned him a Performance of the night bonus.[24]

Pimblett faced Rodrigo Vargas on 19 March 2022 at UFC Fight Night 204.[25] He won the fight via submission in round one.[26] With this win, he received his second consecutive Performance of the Night award.[27] Paddy would later reveal he made $12,000 to show and $12,000 to win.[28]

Pimblett is scheduled to face Jordan Leavitt on 23 July 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall.[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Pimblett is a close friend of fellow Liverpudlian mixed martial artist Molly McCann.[30]

Pimblett has described himself as a socialist[30] He supports the Liverpool-wide boycott of The Sun newspaper.[31]

Pimblett has said that his trademark floppy hair and lack of tattoos allows children to identify with him in a way that would not be possible for them to do if he was "a big hard fella with lots of tattoos". He is a supporter of Liverpool FC and has expressed a desire to fight at Anfield.[30]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Full Contact Contender
    • FCC Featherweight Championship. (one time, former)
      • One successful title defence

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 18 wins 3 losses
By knockout 6 0
By submission 8 1
By decision 4 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–3 Rodrigo Vargas Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall 19 March 2022 1 3:50 London, England Performance of the Night.
Win 17–3 Luigi Vendramini KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till 4 September 2021 1 4:25 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 16–3 Davide Martinez Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors 122 20 March 2021 1 1:37 London, England
Win 15–3 Decky Dalton TKO (punches) Cage Warriors 113 20 March 2020 1 2:51 Manchester, England
Loss 14–3 Søren Bak Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 96 1 September 2018 5 5:00 Liverpool, England For the Cage Warriors Lightweight Championship.
Win 14–2 Alexis Savvidis Submission (flying triangle choke) Cage Warriors 90 24 February 2018 2 0:53 Liverpool, England Lightweight debut.
Loss 13–2 Nad Narimani Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 82 1 April 2017 5 5:00 Liverpool, England Lost the Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship.
Win 13–1 Julian Erosa Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors: Unplugged 1 12 November 2016 5 5:00 London, England Defended the Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship.
Win 12–1 Johnny Frachey TKO (punches) Cage Warriors 78 10 September 2016 1 1:35 Liverpool, England Won the Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship.
Win 11–1 Teddy Violet Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors 77 8 July 2016 2 2:28 London, England Catchweight (152 lb) bout.
Win 10–1 Ashleigh Grimshaw Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 75 15 April 2016 3 5:00 London, England
Win 9–1 Miguel Haro Submission (rear-naked choke) Full Contact Contender 13 20 June 2015 1 4:46 Manchester, England Defended the FCC Featherweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Kevin Petshi Submission (rear-naked choke) Full Contact Contender 12 28 March 2015 2 1:56 Manchester, England Won the vacant FCC Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Stephen Martin TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Warriors 73 1 November 2014 1 5:00 Newcastle, England Featherweight debut.
Win 6–1 Conrad Hayes Submission (triangle armbar) Cage Warriors 68 3 May 2014 1 3:17 Liverpool, England Catchweight (141.7 lb) bout; Pimblett missed weight.
Win 5–1 Martin Sheridan Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 65 1 March 2014 3 5:00 Dublin, Ireland Catchweight (136.8 lb) bout; Pimblett missed weight.
Loss 4–1 Cameron Else Technical Submission (anaconda choke) Cage Warriors 60 5 October 2013 1 0:35 London, England
Win 4–0 Florian Calin Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 56 6 July 2013 3 5:00 London, England
Win 3–0 Jack Drabble TKO (punches) OMMAC 17 1 June 2013 1 0:21 London, England
Win 2–0 Dougie Scott Submission (flying triangle choke) Cage Contender Fight Stars 1 December 2012 1 2:09 Liverpool, England
Win 1–0 Nathan Thompson TKO (submission to strikes) OMMAC 15 16 October 2012 1 1:51 Liverpool, England Bantamweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
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  7. ^ Only, Fighters (9 September 2016). "Is the world ready for Paddy The Baddy?". Fighters Only. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Nathan Thompson vs. Paddy Pimblett, OMMAC 15 | MMA Bout". Tapology. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
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  30. ^ a b c McRae, Donald. "Fighting for Liverpool: Paddy the Baddy and Meatball Molly's UFC takeover". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
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