Who Is Paddy Pimblett?- All You Need to Know About the UFC Debutant

Published 09/04/2021, 3:50 PM EDT


UFC Vegas 36 will witness the debut of Paddy Pimblett, who has captured everyone’s attention even prior to his UFC debut. The Liverpool native will march towards the octagon to face Luigi ‘The Italian Stallion’ Vendramini.

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He will look to make an impact straight away and grab eyeballs as he makes his way up through the upper echelons of the lightweight division. But before he steps up for his fight, let us know something about the man who calls himself  ‘The Baddy’.

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Pimblett was born on March 01, 1995, and raised in a joint family in Liverpool, England. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is a homemaker. He is a Christian by religion and hails from a Caucasian ethnicity.

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As a child, he was very interested in MMA and started practicing martial arts at a pretty young age. After completing his graduation from a private school, he took up mixed martial arts professionally. The famous fighter is also a social media influencer, entrepreneur, etc.

Pimblett and his girlfriend/fiancee

Pimblett never shies away from sharing picks with his family members or his girlfriend turned fiancee. But he likes to keep the privacy as he hasn’t yet mentioned her partner’s name yet. He has been in a relationship for a long time and fans could see her in their photos on his Facebook account.

According to sources, Pimblett had proposed to his longtime girlfriend in Phi-Phi islands. The fighter took to social media and posted the picture with a caption, “So she said yes, anyway. Thailand has been one to remember.”

Paddy Pimblett and his MMA career

Pimblett started his career at a very young age of 17 when he fought and won his first match by submission. In October 2012, he made his professional debut when he fought Nathan Thompson. He won that match via Technical Knockout. After the fight, he took an interest in learning Jiu-Jitsu and claimed his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

After some initial success, he signed a contract with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. The same promotion that has Conor McGregor as its alumni.

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ grabbed two-division titles in the promotion and his rise resembles that of Conor McGregor

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He started his CWFC journey with a win over Florian Calin at CWFC 56 via unanimous decision. After suffering a TKO loss to Cameron Else in his next fight, he picked up nine consecutive wins, including wins over the fighters like Johnny Frachey and UFC fighter Julian Erosa.

He was Cage Warriors’ featherweight champion and last fought for the promotion at CW 122 against Davide Martinez. He won the fight via technical submission.

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It will be interesting to see how he fares in his debut in the UFC. Although a proven prizefighter, it won’t be easy for him to succeed in the shark-filled division of the UFC.

 

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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