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Lightweight Division


"The Baddy"

Paddy Pimblett

Lightweight Division

21-3-0 (W-L-D)


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Paddy Pimblett

athlete record


Learn more about Paddy Pimblett's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Liverpool, England
Trains at
NEXT Generation MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 4, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • Six wins by KO, nine by submission (6 RNC, 2 flying triangle choke, triangle armbar)

  • 11 first round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last nine and seven in a row

  • Holds 2016 win over UFC vet Julian Erosa

  • Also faced UFC vets Cameron Else and Nad Narimani

  • Origin of nickname: “My coach gave me the nickname.” 

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Pimblett won a three round unanimous decision over Tony Ferguson

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Pimblett won a three round unanimous decision over Jared Gordon 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Pimblett submitted Jordan Leavitt via rear naked choke at 2:46 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Pimblett submitted Kazula Vargas via rear naked choke at 3:50 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/4/21) Pimblett knocked out Luigi Vendramini at 4:25 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 15 and fell in love with it, but really, I was born to do this - it’s my calling / destiny.

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a black belt in BJJ & former Cage Warriors FW champ

Do you have any heroes? I have sporting heroes such as Roger Federer, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Ayrton Senna, Michael Jordan and Mane Garrincha. But in MMA, my hero would be Big Nog. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve never had a normal job – I started training full time when I was 16. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Went 9-0 as an amateur, holding the best ammy title around at the time 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Filled out the Echo Arena (now known as the M&S Bank Arena) on my own and won a world title in there 

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt 

Favorite grappling technique: Flying Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Head kick