Today’s UFC London event featured a highly anticipated lightweight contest between Paddy Pimblett and Jordan Leavitt.
Pimblett (19-3 MMA) had most previously competed in March of this year, earning a first round submission victory over Rodrigo Vargas. That win had extended Paddy’s win streak to four in a row.
Meanwhile, Jordan Leavitt (10-2 MMA) had last competed in April of 2022, where he earned a split-decision win over Trey Ogden. ‘The Monkey King’ had put together a 3-1 record since joining the UFC ranks in December of 2020.
Tonight’s ‘Pimblett vs. Leavitt’ resulted in another stoppage win for ‘Paddy the Baddy’. After a back and forth opening round, the Liverpool native was able to take the back of his American opponent early in round two. From there, ‘The Baddy’ promptly sunk in a rear-naked choke which forced Leavitt to tapout.
Official UFC London Result: Paddy Pimblett def. Jordan Leavitt via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 2
Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Pimblett vs. Leavitt’ below:
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 23, 2022
You see why @MarkTheOlympian wasn’t picked..
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) July 23, 2022
Close RD with that strong ending from Paddy but I think Leavitt round 1.#UFCLondon
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) July 23, 2022
Post-fight reactions to Paddy Pimblett defeating Jordan Leavitt at UFC London:
Holly shit paddy the baddyyyyyy
— C H🖕🏽T O🇪🇨V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) July 23, 2022
— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) July 23, 2022
Great performance @ufc 🔥🔥
— Saidyokub Kakhramonov (@SaidYokubMMA) July 23, 2022
I'm impressed with @theufcbaddy so far, inside and outside the Octagon. I'd like to see what he could do with a step up in competition, but there's no denying he's a scrapper. #UFCLondon #PaddyPimblett pic.twitter.com/mpTmS5siwG
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) July 23, 2022
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