“I’m Coming to Make a Statement”- Paddy Pimblett Fires Warning to UFC Lightweight Division Ahead of Debut Next Week

Published 08/28/2021, 3:14 PM EDT


Paddy Pimblett, one of the most famous MMA fighters in the United Kingdom, is getting ready to make his debut in the UFC.

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A former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett has an impressive MMA record of 16-3-0, with five knockouts and seven submission victories. Primarily known for his outstanding grappling, Pimblett has developed into a well-rounded fighter. A fighter who is a threat no matter where the fight goes.

Interestingly enough, Pimblett will move on from the featherweight division to lightweight as he makes his debut in the UFC. This is because the Liverpool native, who made his professional debut back in 2018, believes he is too big for featherweight at this point. Furthermore, Pimblett will face unranked Luigi Vendramini in a three-round bout, come fight night. The Italian Stallion, with a record of 1-2 in the UFC, will look to stage an upset against the rising star, after losing a close decision to Fares Ziam at UFC 263.

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With fight night now being only a week away, Paddy Pimblett took to Twitter to give the fans an update and issue a stern warning to all the lightweights ahead of his highly anticipated debut.

“Might sound cliche leading into a fight, but I really am in the best shape of my life! And I’m coming to make a statement, just wait and see people felt on fire with my man yday” 

Pimblett will look to make a resounding statement against Vendramini, after which the rising star could look at an opportunity to compete with an opponent in the top fifteen.

Can Paddy Pimblett become a champion in the UFC?

During his time as a fighter for Cage Warriors, Paddy Pimblett has put on several noteworthy performances. The 26-year-old certainly has the background and experience to make it to the top of the division in the UFC.

Furthermore, should Pimblett make it past the first few fights in the promotion, it won’t be long before we could see him fighting big names such as Dan Hooker or perhaps even Tony Ferguson.

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One can imagine Pimblett making his way through the ranks in the next few years. However, becoming a champion in the world’s most stacked division weight class will require him to work on levelling up his skills with each fight.

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting and charming personalities to become a part of the UFC, Paddy Pimblett could the be next superstar of the promotion soon.

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What do you think? Can Paddy Pimblett become a UFC champion? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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