Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon official for UFC 282 in Las Vegas


Paddy Pimblett finally returns to American soil.

On Saturday morning, the UFC announced via social media that Pimblett will face lightweight veteran Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas.

Pimblett (19-3), a former Cage Warriors champion, has emerged as one of the most talked about fighters on the entire UFC roster. In terms of competition, the Scouser is yet to taste defeat since making his promotional debut in September 2021. Fans saw “The Baddy”, who was awarded Performance of the Night bonus for finishing Rodrigo Vargas and Luigi Vendramini.

To date, Pimblett has scored stoppages in 15 of his 19 wins, including nine by way of submission.

Gordon (19-5) had called out Pimblett after a recent win over Leonardo Santos at UFC 278 this past August. He suggested that they could raise awareness about mental health during their fight. Pimblett has been considering the former CFFC featherweight champion as a possible opponent.

In terms of UFC competition, Gordon holds a record of 7-4, which includes victories over Hacran Dias, Dan Moret, Chris Fishgold, Danny Chavez, Joe Solecki, and Santos.

UFC 282 is slated to go down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature a rematch between Jiri Prochazka, light heavyweight champion, and Glover Teixeira (ex-champion).