On Saturday night, a decision that many saw as contentious gave the nod to Pimblett, allowing him to keep his perfect record in the UFC.
Paddy Pimblett’s record in the UFC now stands at 4-0. In the co-main event of UFC 282, which took place on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pimblett prevailed against Jared Gordon, an experienced Octagon veteran, by virtue of a narrow decision victory.
Pimblett had a habit of carrying himself with his chin held high, and Gordon made him pay for it often throughout the beginning of their relationship.
Gordon uncorked a series of powerful left hooks that acted like magnets and attached themselves to Pimblett’s iron chin. Despite the fact that Round 1 was scored in Pimblett’s advantage by two judges, it looked that he landed the strikes that were less significant on average. Pimblett had his moments throughout the round.
The second stanza had a higher level of competition. Both players had their chances to shine, and despite landing some heavy strikes, none one of them was seriously harmed. In a fight that was quite close, Pimblett prevailed by scoring a few more meaningful and overall strikes.
The third round is sure to spark discussion among spectators. Gordon pressed Pimblett into the cage throughout the duration of the round, but he didn’t land any significant blows despite having Pimblett against the cage.
Pimblett landed a couple of strong elbows and knees with his back to the fence, despite the fact that the strike count was low on both ends of the fight.
Pimblett was declared the winner of the bout by unanimous decision from all three judges, who scored it 29-28, however some of the judges gave different rounds to each combatant.
After the bout, Pimblett told UFC commentator Joe Rogan that he and his opponent deserved to win Fight of the Night despite the fact that there had been other good candidates earlier in the evening.
Pimblett disclosed not only that he had hurt his foot early on in the match, but also that he wanted to collaborate with Gordon in order to contribute to humanitarian endeavors.
After three stoppages, Pimblett increased his professional record to 20-3 overall and his UFC record to 4-0. Gordon now has a record of 19-6 overall and has split his most recent four bouts, winning some and losing others.