Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett returns to the octagon this weekend as one of the main attractions a UFC 282. This is the UFC’s last pay-per-view event of the year, with Pimblett featuring as one of the star attractions on the main card.
The card is headlined by Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Title, with ‘Paddy The Baddy’ taking on Jared Gordon in the co-main event. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas takes centre stage for the final PPV card this year for the UFC.
Paddy The Baddy Faces Toughest Test To Date
Paddy Pimblett makes his fourth walk to the UFC octagon on Saturday night as he faces Jared Gordon in the co-main event at UFC 282. Pimblett has won his three previous UFC bouts, all by stoppage including two submissions and one knockout.
The Liverpool mixed martial arts icon features on the main card as one of the main attractions, showing how popular he is now and how fan friendly his style is. Despite only having three fights in the UFC, it is clear to see that Pimblett sells tickets and buts bums on seats in arenas.
The card also features Pimblett’s fellow scouser and former UFC Welterweight Title challenger, Darren Till. ‘The Gorilla’ faces a tough test in his first fight in 14 months since his submission defeat to Derek Brunson.
Overall, the card is a strong one. It is the last pay-per-view event of 2022 for the UFC, including a title fight at 205-pounds as the main event. Both Pimblett and Till feature on the main card and are two of the biggest draws on the entire card.
Pimblett faces his toughest test to date as he takes on Jared Gordon in a lightweight bout. Gordon is an American MMA fighter, boasting an impressive record of 19-5 including eight wins via knockout or submission.
‘The Baddy’ is a former Cage Warriors champion, and has taken the UFC by storm since his debut in the organisation in September last year. The 27-year-old has won all three fights so far via stoppage, with a knockout in his UFC debut and two submissions, both via rear-naked choke, in his next two bouts.
The scouser has become one of the most talked about fighters on the entire UFC roster, with lots of big names calling him out already. Pimblett knows that he is becoming a big name, and with that comes a lot of hate and hype.
He said, “Everyone’s talking about me. In Conor [McGregor’s] words, I am ‘red panty night’ for all these bums. Half these lightweights must have posters of me on their wall because they don’t shut up about me.”
Pimblett will have to bring his A-game on Saturday night if he is to progress to 4-0. However, one thing is for sure, ‘Paddy The Baddy’ is box office TV and is certainly not to be missed. He makes his ring walk at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night in his first fight on American soil.
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Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon Betting Odds
Here is a list of 888Sport‘s prices for the upcoming fight at UFC 282 this weekend:
|Outright Winner||Paddy Pimblett (4/11) | Jared Gordon (9/4)|
|Total Rounds||Over 1.5 (8/13) | Under 1.5 (6/5)|
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change