Paddy Pimblett is a professional mixed martial artist hailing from England. Currently participating in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), he has been in the professional MMA scene since 2012. Pimblett boasts the title of a former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion in his accomplished career.
Age- 28 years
Height- 1.78 m
Weight- 71 kg
Full name-Patrick Pimblett
Born- 3 January 1995
Birthplace- Huyton, United Kingdom
Profession-English mixed martial artist
Division- Bantamweight (2012–2013); Featherweight (2014–2017); Lightweight (2018–present)
Rank-Second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Paul Rimmer
Born on January 3, 1995, Paddy Pimblett spent his childhood in Huyton, Merseyside. Mark and Jackie Pimblett are the proud parents of Paddy Pimblett.
Recently, Paddy Pimblett married to Laura Gregory. Insight from Gregory’s Instagram posts indicates that the couple has shared their lives together for over 11 years.
He enrolled in St Margaret Mary’s Primary School and later attended Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School.
Mixed martial arts career
Influenced by the memorable UFC 103 clash between Rich Franklin and Vitor Belfort, Paddy Pimblett commenced his mixed martial arts training at the age of 15. He joined Next Generation MMA and, inspired by the sport, decided to pursue a professional career shortly thereafter. Making his debut in 2012 at the age of 17, he quickly accumulated a 3–0 record before securing a contract with Cage Warriors a year later.
In 2016, Pimblett claimed the Cage Warriors featherweight championship, triumphing over Johnny Frachey at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. He successfully defended the title once, facing Julian Erosa in a highly controversial unanimous decision. In April 2017, Pimblett lost the featherweight title to Nad Narimani, prompting his move up to the lightweight division.
After a victorious stint, Pimblett challenged for the Cage Warriors lightweight championship but faced defeat in a unanimous decision against Søren Bak. Following two more wins within the organization, Pimblett signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Notably, he had turned down two previous UFC offers, opting for more lucrative terms with Cage Warriors.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Pimblett Vs. Luigi Vendramini
On September 4, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191, Paddy Pimblett entered the promotional arena by facing Luigi Vendramini. Securing victory with a first-round knockout, Pimblett’s outstanding performance earned him the coveted Performance of the Night bonus. Subsequently, in October 2021, he inked a significant endorsement deal with Barstool Sports, valuing over $1,000,000.
Pimblett Vs. Rodrigo Vargas
At UFC Fight Night 204 on March 19, 2022, Paddy Pimblett confronted Rodrigo Vargas, emerging victorious with a submission in the first round. This triumph marked his second consecutive Performance of the Night award. Pimblett later disclosed that he earned $12,000 for showing up and an additional $12,000 for securing the victory.
Pimblett Vs. Jordan Leavitt
In his subsequent bout, Paddy Pimblett took on Jordan Leavitt at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall on July 23, 2022. Demonstrating his skills, Pimblett secured victory in the second round with a rear-naked choke submission. This remarkable win earned him yet another Performance of the Night award.
Pimblett Vs. Jared Gordon
On December 10, 2022, at UFC 282, Paddy Pimblett went up against Jared Gordon, emerging victorious in the bout through a unanimous decision. However, the decision stirred controversy as numerous media outlets, fighters, and fans voiced their belief that Gordon should have been declared the winner. Remarkably, 23 out of 24 media sources scored the fight in favor of Gordon, adding to the debate surrounding the outcome.
Pimblett Vs. Tony Ferguson
On December 16, 2023, at UFC 296, Paddy Pimblett faced Tony Ferguson and secured a victory via unanimous decision.
Paddy Pimblett Next Fight
Paddy Pimblett has officially announced his return to the octagon, making it an early Christmas treat for fight fans. The Liverpool fighter is gearing up for his third bout on American soil, scheduled to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 296. His last appearance was at UFC 282, where he secured a victory against Jared Gordon through a unanimous decision last December.
Paddy Pimblett Net Worth
His net worth falls within the range of $3 to $5 million, primarily attributed to his impressive UFC career, where he has accumulated prize money exceeding $510,000.
Latest News about Paddy Pimblett
Paddy Pimblett Defends Tony Ferguson from Retirement Calls despite Seven-Fight Losing Streak
Despite enduring a seven-fight losing streak and approaching his 40th birthday in two months, Paddy Pimblett believes it’s not appropriate for people to call for Tony Ferguson’s retirement. Pimblett, who secured a unanimous decision victory over Ferguson at UFC 296, disapproves of the calls for “El Cucuy” to hang up his gloves. He emphasizes that the decision to retire is entirely up to the individual fighter, and based on his 15-minute bout with Ferguson, Pimblett genuinely believes that Ferguson still has what it takes to compete in the octagon.
Pimblett expressed his views at the UFC 296 post-fight press conference, stating, “It’s mad the way people are telling him to retire. It’s the person’s decision who’s fighting of when they want to retire. No one will ever tell me when to retire. It’s my decision. If Tony wants to keep getting in there and fighting, he can. I think if you put him in there against someone lower in the division, like a Mark O. Madsen or Drakkar Klose or someone like that, he beats them.”
Once regarded as one of the world’s top lightweights during a 12-fight winning streak, Ferguson is now in a historic career slump. His last victory was in June 2019 against Donald Cerrone, and he has faced consecutive defeats to high-profile opponents. Despite the challenges, Pimblett commended Ferguson’s toughness and considers him an absolute legend. Pimblett believes that no one should dictate when Ferguson should retire, emphasizing that it’s a decision Ferguson should make on his own terms.