The 27-year-old debuted against Luigi Vendramini in a lively contest. Vendramini proved to be up to the task as he landed a few strikes and threatened a submission in the early stages of the fight.
The always energetic crowd was sufficient to see the highly touted prospect make a splash. Pimblett’s win was a confidence boost as he received multiple accolades after his UFC debut triumph. “The Baddy” holds an impressive record of 17-3, of which six have come by KO or TKO, while seven have come by submission.
The Liverpool-based fighter feels dissatisfied with the actions of the commentary team comprising Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier. In a recent interview, he complained of the unjust criticism he faced during the fight.
Paddy Pimblett Speaks on Commentary Team
“Yeah, they were just going against me, to be honest. That’s why at one point I heard DC go like, ‘He’s losing this round’, and then I was like, ‘Am I yeah? I’m losing this round?’ and that’s when I bit down on me gummy and started going on him. I think it’s hard to take him down and then when we got straight back up, I went at him and started throwing punches. I knew I broke him, he hit me with his biggest shot and I stood there. And then I heard DC and Bisping and went forward and put it on him.” he said.
Paddy Pimblett has tagged his arrival in the promotion “inevitable”, and he would now focus on his next fight against Kazula Vargas. Paddy’s altercation with Georgian fighter Ilia Topuria provoked tensions between the two parties as Paddy labeled his next opponent “overrated” in response to Vargas’ comments on the scene.
“I’m not arsed what he says, I don’t mind. Luigi Vendramini said the same things, ‘He’s overrated, he’s this, he’s that,’ and he got knocked out in the first round. And similar situation here, lad. He can say what he likes, fair I guess. But he’s not even as good as Vendramini, he’s going to get finished quicker. One round, he gets finished.”
The present atmosphere seems to be the perfect one for Pimbletts next bout and it’ll be interesting to see how he fares in the fight.
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