UFC 282 results: Paddy Pimblett wins controversial decision over Jared Gordon to remain undefeated in UFC


Paddy Pimblett is still undefeated in the UFC but his victory at UFC 282 came with a controversial decision over Jared Gordon.

In a fight that saw Gordon blast Pimblett with numerous combinations, especially through the first two rounds, the judges ultimately scored the fight for “The Baddy.” A dejected Gordon walked away as soon as the decision was read while Pimblett discounted any notion that he was gifted a decision with the judges all handing him the fight with 29-28 scorecards.

” That wasn’t even close,” Pimblett stated. “I won the first two rounds and then coasted in the third. I knew I won the first two rounds easily. Jared’s toughest motherf *****. Hats off to Jared.”

Pimblett tried to set the pace early but Gordon met the challenge with a pair of nasty left hook that cracked the highly touted prospect from Liverpool. The tendency to leave his chin high left Pimblett open for that same punch to land consistently from Gordon throughout the opening round.

Pimblett began to relax and began to throw kicks at the legs, then up to his head. The calf kicks from Pimblett were paying dividends but Gordon was quick to fire back with well-timed punches that were consistently doing damage.

Gordon began to be more aggressive and close the distance, then started unloading consecutive punches once Pimblett was within range. A battle for position against the cage led to another hard left-right combination from Gordon that landed clean on Pimblett’s chin.

After a back and forth battle for 10 minutes Gordon began the last frame by trying to take down Pimblett while pressing against the cage. Gordon’s grueling tactics were a challenge as he continued to press the action, while Pimblett was trapped with little room for escape.

Pimblett did manage a late reversal that allowed him to attempt to take the back but Gordon defended well until the final horn sounded. Although both fighters offered their congratulations after the fight, only Pimblett was able to claim victory.

Regardless of the contentious outcome, Pimblett was certainly not shaken by it.

“What do you think Fight of the Night or what?” Pimblett shouted. “Who’s a f****** hype train? Someone tell !”

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/11/23503690/ufc-282-results-paddy-pimblett-wins-controversial-decision-over-jared-gordon-remain-undefeated-ufc?rand=96749