UFC superstar Paddy Pimblett has consistently maintained that he shares a love-hate relationship with social media. Check out his hometown.
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Paddy Pimblett attended St Margaret Mary’s Primary school and Cardinal Heenan Catholic High school.
Influenced by the fight between Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, he started training in mixed martial arts at the age of 14, joining Next Generation MMA and deciding he would compete in the sport for a living shortly after.
Pimblett made his debut in 2012, aged 17, racking up a 3–0 record before signing with Cage Warriors a year later.
In 2016, he claimed the Cage Warriors featherweight championship, beating Johnny Frachey at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, and defended it once against Julian Erosa, winning a highly controversial unanimous decision.
Paddy Pimblett Hometown
Paddy Pimblett was born on 3 January 1995 and grew up in Huyton, Merseyside.
Pimblett made his promotional debut against Luigi Vendramini on 4 September 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191.
Pimblett won the bout via knockout in the first round. This fight earned him a Performance of the night bonus.
In October 2021, Pimblett signed an endorsement deal with Barstool Sports worth over $1,000,000.
Pimblett faced Rodrigo Vargas on 19 March 2022 at UFC Fight Night 204. He won the fight via submission in round one.
With this win, he received his second consecutive Performance of the Night award. Paddy would later reveal he made $12,000 to show and $12,000 to win.
Pimblett next faced Jordan Leavitt on 23 July 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall. He won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Pimblett is scheduled to face Jared Gordon on 10 December 2022 at UFC 282.
What generally take years for UFC fighters, Paddy Pimblett has achieved it in a short wile at the biggest mixed-martial arts promotion company.
Ever since his powerful debut in September 2021, the England based UFC fighter has gained immense success and now has another shot to make his case much stronger.
Paddy, who is also called “The Baddy” by his fans, has so far maintained a 100 percent record. Not only has his wins been dominant, but Paddy has often grabbed headlines for his cheek personality.
Shortly after his debut, where he went to claim a submission win over Rodrigo Vargas, Paddy called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, calling him “the biggest bully in the world.”
As “The Baddy” gears up for his next fight, where he will be headlining the co-main event against USA’s Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on Sunday, the lightweight fighter is not just confident of a win but also a first-round finish.
Speaking with hindustantimes.com in an exclusive interview ahead of the fight, Paddy oozed confidence, claiming him as the “new main man” in the business.
“I’m the new main man. They’re gonna put me on pay-per-views. I’m the one that people are buying this card for. So it’s just the way it is.”
When asked about his opponent Gordon, Paddy pointed at his record and without any hesitation claimed: “I just can’t see him surviving more than five minutes with me. To be honest. I don’t think he gets out the first round. I’m a finisher. He’s not, he’s only ever finished a one fight in the UFC and that was his debut.”
Gordon is definitely the strongest fighter, Paddy will be facing in his short UFC journey so far. The American has won four of his last five fights, however, one thing which Paddy highlighted was his inability to finish it. Out of the four wins, only one have come via submission, while the rest came as decisions.