One of many largest names on the Cage Warriors roster is making his strategy to the UFC.
The promotion introduced on Monday that former CWFC featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett has joined the fold, with a date and opponent for his UFC debut but to be decided.
“He has been our poster boy for years however now it’s his time to go to the UFC and present them what he can do, and I, with the remainder of the Cage Warriors workforce, want him the perfect of luck,” Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan mentioned in an announcement.
Pimblett (16-Three) is more likely to compete at light-weight, having misplaced his featherweight title to Nad Narimani again in 2017 and subsequently competing at 155 lbs ever since then. He’s coming off a 97-second end of Davide Martinez at Cage Warriors 122. The 26-year-old Liverpudlian holds a win over present UFC fighter Julian Erosa and his solely stoppage loss got here in opposition to Cameron Else in his fifth skilled battle.
Paddy has constructed up fairly a following in the UK and thru his character and combating model he could turn out to be a fan favourite. He has visions of competing on a UFC card at Anfield, dwelling to Liverpool FC of the English Premier League. Light-weight is an absolute shark tank and one of many deepest divisions in all of MMA, so his growth as a UFC fighter could be very a lot price monitoring.
Right here’s how Pimblett stopped Martinez by rear-naked choke final week.