UFC London: Paddy Pimblett submits Jordan Leavitt in front of raucous crowd (Video)
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The star of Paddy Pimblett continues to rise as he gets the UFC London crowd unglued with a second-round submission of Jordan Leavitt
Paddy the Baddy does it again.
In front of a wild O2 Arena in London, Paddy Pimblett became the first fighter to finish Jordan Leavitt, putting on one of the more highlight performances of UFC London.
Paddy Pimblett submits Jordan Leavitt, bringing about wild celebration at UFC London
After a few early shots, Leavitt shot in for a takedown attempt, getting it briefly before Pimblett got right back to the feet. Pimblett scared Leavitt with a couple of guillotine attempts, but Leavitt escaped both times.
Leavitt then was able to control Pimblett with his grappling until there were just over 30 seconds left, when Pimblett got a hold of him and ended the round in top control with some ground-and-pound.
After some more grapple battling early in the second round, Pimblett threatened with a standing head-and-arm before bringing Leavitt to the canvas with a knee to the head. Pimblett was then able to take advantage of the stunned Leavitt and finished him with a choke.
Pimblett, the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion, is now 3-0 in the UFC.
In his post-fight interview, Pimblett dedicated his victory to a friend who had killed himself this week and encouraged men to not bottle their problems.
He also indicated he plans to have one more fight before the end of 2022.
UFC London: Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall takes place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, live from the 02 Arena in London, England. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.
Published at Sat, 23 Jul 2022 21:08:48 +0000