Paddy Pimblett
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Paddy Pimblett Makes His UFC Debut This Weekend

Paddy Pimblett is here, and here to make some noise.

The 26-year-old Featherweight makes his UFC debut this Saturday, September 4th where he goes against Luigi Vendramini. If you have been following his career up to this point, he won multiple championships in Cage Warriors before making the jump this year to the UFC. With a 16-3 record with 12 of those wins by finish, Pimblett is a fan favorite for his fighting style and his ability to finish fights. He has all the makings of a bonafide superstar, and come Saturday night the world will remember the name Paddy Pimblett.

What Makes This Guy So Special?

I’m glad you asked. For starters, as I mentioned above, he is a fight-finishing specialist. The unique thing about Pimblett is that it’s not dominant in one style of finish over the other. Pimblett has 7 wins by submission and 5 by KO/TKO. The submission of choice for Pimblett seems to be the rear-naked choke (4 of his 7 wins by RNC) but also has wins via flying triangle choke, triangle armbar and Anaconda choke. His KO/TKOs are also something to behold. The way Pimblett switches stances and is so creative with his striking makes opponents always question where his strikes are coming from next. Fans will get a glimpse of his striking this Saturday.

But His Striking Is Not The Whole Story

When I tell you that when you hear this guy on the mic for the first time, you’ll fall in love, I mean it. That’s what originally turned me on to both Pimblett and Cage Warriors as a whole. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

How can you not love this guy? When he wins, he will absolutely talk his way into big fights. I can see him entering the level of fandom similar to Darren Till and Michael Bisping when it comes to European fighters. Ian Garry is another guy coming to the UFC similar to Pimblett to keep an eye on who has the same style. His skills on the mic compounded with his fighting skills make him a dangerous man.

Mark my words: not only will Paddy Pimblett make a successful UFC debut this Saturday, but he WILL be UFC champion within the next three years. He has all the makings to be a champion, and at only 26 his entire future is ahead of him. Looking at the current state of the Featherweight division, he is a bad matchup for a lot of guys out there. Keep an eye out for “The Baddy” and come back in three years and see that I was right. I’ll be waiting.

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