Former Cage Warriors Champ Paddy Pimblett Signs with the UFC

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 29, 2021

Highly-touted Cage Warriors prospect Paddy Pimblett is taking his talents to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Both the UFC and Cage Warriors announced the signing via social media. A date fo the 26-year-old Liverpool, England, native’s debut is currently unknown.

A former featherweight champion with Cage Warriors, Pimblett will likely compete in the UFC at 155 pounds. Paddy “The Baddy” has fought at lightweight since losing the 145-pound belt against Nad Narimani in April 2017.

Pimblett is coming off back-to-back first-round finishes of Decky Dalton and Davide Martinez under the Cage Warriors banner. Prior to that, the Next Generation UK representative dropped a five-round verdict to Soren Bak in a lightweight title bout at Cage Warriors 96 in 2018. Pimblett is 16-3 since beginning his professional tenure in 2012, with 12 of those triumphs coming inside the distance.

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