Depend it two high-profile London outings for light-weight prospect, Paddy Pimblett this 12 months – with the fan-favorite finisher set to characteristic on July 23. at The O2 Enviornment in a 155lb pairing towards the 10-1 contender, Jordan Leavitt within the English capital.
A former Cage Warriors featherweight champion, Pimblett most lately featured on the principle card of UFC Battle Evening London in March of this 12 months, submitting Kazula Vargas with a primary spherical rear-naked choke. The victory got here as Pimblett’s second beneath the UFC banner.
For Leavitt, the Dana White’s Contender Sequence alum managed to show in his second straight victory again in April with a detailed, break up choice win over Trey Ogden in his native, Las Vegas, at UFC Vegas 51.
The promotion confirmed the pairing between Pimblett and Leavitt with a promotional poster on their official ‘UFC Europe’ account on Twitter.
“Paddy Pimblett is again!” UFC Europe tweeted this Friday afternoon. “@TheUFCBaddy (Paddy Pimblett) vs. @Jojo_MonkeyKing (Jordan Leavitt) is signed for #UFCLondon (British flag emoji).”
Tipped to land eventual light-weight success beneath the scrutiny of the UFC, Pimblett, a local of Liverpool, made his long-awaited Octagon bow again in September of final 12 months at UFC Vegas 36 – stopping Luigi Vendramini with first spherical strikes as a part of a rallying efficiency.
Previous to his win over Ogden final month, Leavitt, who boasts a 3-1 Octagon file from 4 outings with the North American-based group, returned to successful methods with a inverted triangle submission win towards Matt Sayles.
In his sole skilled defeat following a UFC debut slam KO win towards Matt Wiman, Leavitt dropped a unanimous choice loss towards Claudio Puelles.
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