Taking A Look At The UFC’s Newest Star: Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett

Taking A Look At The UFC’s Newest Star: Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett
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Frank Weber
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Frank Weber
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August 3rd 2022

Take Conor McGregor’s mic skills, Michael Bisping’s accent, Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu, and Dan Henderson’s chin and smash them all together, and you have yourself Paddy Pimblett–well, at least that’s what the UFC wants us to think. But judging by his first two fights, there’s really nothing that’s leading me to believe otherwise. 

Pimblett came into the UFC with tons of Cage Warriors hype, and after he knocked out Luigi Vendramini in his debut, the hype continued to grow. He even signed a $1,000,000 deal with Barstool Sports before his second fight, which ended again with Pimblett’s hand raised after a Rear-Naked Choke over Rodrigo Vargas in the first round.

Pimblett is set to take to the UFC octagon for the third time on July 23rd, where he’ll face his toughest test to date. He’ll be facing off against rising prospect Jordan Leavitt, who (since his submission victory on Dana White’s Contender Series) has gone 3-1 in the UFC with 1 KO victory and 1 Submission win. 

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Pimblett is currently favored to win that fight, sitting at -230. If you want to place some bets on Paddy the Baddy, be sure to keep an eye out for any DraftKings Sportsbook Promos that could help you do so.

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