Paddy Pimblett (17-3-0 1-0-0 UFC) will once again step into the UFC Octagon when he takes on Jared Gordon on March 19, president Dana White has revealed. The event, which will see the organization return to London for the first time since the pandemic, will see Pimblett fight under the UFC banner for just the second time.
Lightweight Sensations to Square Off
Expectations were high for the Scouser sensation when he made his UFC debut back in September, but he did not disappoint, knocking Luigi Vendramini out in the first round despite a rocky start.
With his brash nature, unique haircut, and entertaining fight style, Pimblett has already built quite a following, and as so fans have been eagerly awaiting news of his next opponent and will not be disappointed with Gordon.
The American Gordon (18-4-0 6-3-0 UFC) is currently riding a three-fight win streak, his last loss coming at the hands of now-lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. After calling out Pimblett in a post-fight interview, Gordon made perfect sense for the 27-year-old’s second UFC fight.
Speaking before the fight was announced, Pimblett said on Michael Bisping’s podcast: ” He beat my former teammate, I would like to fight Jared Gordon. He beat Chris Fishgold so obviously I would like to beat him and he’s on a three-fight win streak.”
White broke the news on The Dave Portnoy show on Barstool Sports, with Pimblett revealing afterward on Twitter that he did not know about the fight until the UFC president’s announcement.
Pimblett, a former Cage Warriors featherweight champion, is currently riding a three-fight win streak with all three coming by first-round stoppages.
Gordon took to Twitter himself once the fight was announced, revealing his family’s ties to London and revealing his ambition to fight there: “my grandparents were born and raised in London. I’d love to fight in the motherland”.
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