Paddy Pimblett next fight: ‘The Baddy’ returns in July for his toughest UFC test yet

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The Paddy Pimblett next fight news has finally arrived and the English star will take part in the UFC’s next pay-per-view card in the United Kingdom. And welcoming him back to the Octagon will be one of the most experienced fighters on the UFC roster, Bobby Green.

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Who will Paddy Pimblett next fight be against?

At UFC 296 Pimblett extended his UFC win streak to six and earned a landmark victory by beating former lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. After earning the biggest victory of his career, his stock is as high as ever. That is why he will get a big step in competition against a top-15-level lightweight when he faces Bobby Green at UFC 304 in July.

How to watch Paddy Pimblett vs. Bobby Green in July

  • The bout will be a part of a UFC pay-per-view card on July 27
  • The fight will go down inside the Co-Op Live in Manchester, England
  • UFC 304 will air exclusively on ESPN+ for a price of $79.99

Paddy Pimblett vs. Bobby Green preview

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While Bobby Green is no longer in his prime at 37 years old, the 49-fight veteran is still a very dangerous fighter and this is, without a doubt, the first opponent that Pimblett has faced that won’t be knocked by his many detractors.

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The striking divide: Pimblett has a solid striking game and respectable pop in his fists, however, the longer this fight stays standing the more likely it will end badly for the Englishman. While “King” doesn’t have big power in his punches, he has some of the slickest boxing in the division, a good chin, and the skills to easily pick his foe apart on the feet.

A path to victory on the mat: If Pimblett is to win this fight without much resistance he has to get it to the mat and use his superior grappling. It won’t be easy to take Green down and he has only been submitted twice, but grinding out decision wins has been successful against him in the past and it can again in July.

The bottom line: This is a huge test for Pimblett. If he is to be taken seriously as a ranked lightweight in the world and potential future title challenger he needs to win this fight, and convincingly.

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A Legitimate Star on the Rise: The hype surrounding Pimblett isn’t smoke and mirrors. He is a serious MMA talent and stamped his place as the most popular competitor to ever compete in the UK’s best cage fighting organization, Cage Warriors.

  • Paddy Pimblett record: 21-3 (6 knockouts, 8 submissions)
  • Paddy Pimblett height: 5-foot-10
  • Paddy Pimblett last fight: Unanimous decision win over Tony Ferguson
  • Paddy Pimblett weight class: Lightweight
  • Has Paddy Pimblett lost a fight? He has lost twice during his time fighting on the English fight circuit. Pimblett suffered a decision loss to Nad Narimani in 2017, then another to Soren Bak the following year.
  • Pimblett had a long tenure in Cage Warriors. Competing for the promotion on 14 occasions and earning an 11-3 record.
  • He gained a reputation as Cage Warriors’ most marketable star after headlining three events for the promotion.
  • Pimblett won the organization’s featherweight title in 2016, and almost matched Cage Warriors alum McGregor when he came up short in a 2018 bid to be a two-division champion.

The Baddy Boy: Part of Pimblett’s fanfare is the unabashed confidence he has in himself. It’s a reason why many observers of the sport have compared him to other brash UK MMA greats, and former UFC champions Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping.

  • Pimblett is a fascinating talent because his Beatles-style mop-top haircut makes him look like a well-mannered individual. But then he’ll unleash a foul-mouthed torrent of trash talk that appeals to fans of bold combat athletes like Nate Diaz and Jake Paul.
  • The money-making potential for “The Baddy” brand is so undeniable that popular sports site Barstool Sports gave him a “seven-figure deal” in 2021 to be a brand ambassador and content creator. An unheard-of feat for a fighter with only one UFC fight under their belt.
  • Pimblett has an established history of gaining a serious amount of weight in between fights as he dives into his love of sugar-filled or fatty foods when he is not in fight camp. However, he has yet to have any issues when it comes to time to weigh in before his UFC bouts.
  • Following his win over Jordan Leavitt, the Englishman touched many fans with the revelation of a friend’s death by suicide before the fight. He then called for men to be more willing to express their emotions during tough times because it could have saved his friend’s life.
  • Pimblett’s enemies list extended into the world of professional wrestling when he and AEW World Champion MJF traded barbs and fight threats on Twitter in November.

Paddy Pimblett’s net worth

The measure of a fighter’s success is in the cash they stack up from a career of professional fisticuffs. Over his short career, Pimblett has amassed an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.

What is Paddy Pimblett UFC rank?

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After five straight wins to start his UFC career, Paddy Pimblett has yet to land an official ranking in the company’s top 15 at lightweight. However, there is a good chance another victory in his next fight will push him into the rankings.

Has Paddy Pimblett lost?

Yes, Pimblett has lost fights. While he is unbeaten so far in the UFC, his three losses occurred during his tenure with English MMA promotion Cage Warriors.

Did Paddy Pimblett KO Tony Ferguson?

While “The Baddy” did score a big win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 296, it was by unanimous decision, not by knockout.

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