Paddy Pimblett continued his journey to superstardom at UFC London with a submission win over Jordan Leavitt, the person many thought to be his hardest opponent so far.
‘The Baddy’ locked up a rear-naked choked in spherical two earlier than making good on his pre-fight promise to ‘teabag’ his opponent who had been speaking trash within the lead-up to their bout on the O2 Enviornment.
Leavitt seemed to shut the space and wrestle Pimblett from the primary bell at UFC London. ‘Monkey King’ discovered himself within the high place for a lot of spherical one however was compelled to defend repeated submission makes an attempt from his BJJ skilled opponent.
Pimblett landed a flush head kick in direction of the tip of the primary body earlier than locking up a guillotine choke that had followers contained in the O2 Enviornment pondering the battle was over.
Leavitt popped out of it however was compelled to eat nasty floor and pound from the charismatic Brit till the spherical got here to an finish and Pimblett headed to a second stanza for the primary time in his UFC profession.
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The American continued with the techniques that labored properly for him in spherical two however the battle shortly fell aside for Leavitt when he ate an enormous knee to the top whereas capturing for a takedown.
Pimblett shortly transitioned to the again and locked up a submission for his third UFC victory that triggered wild celebrations from the person himself, his teammate Molly McCann and the 1000’s of followers within the London enviornment.
Throughout his post-fight speech, the 27-year-old obtained severe as he mentioned the current passing of his pal who dedicated suicide.
Pimblett spoke out concerning the stigma surrounding males’s psychological well being and inspired anybody within the crowd struggling to hunt assist earlier than Liverpool’s anthem ‘You’ll By no means Stroll Alone’ performed and he excited the Octagon.