One of Europe’s most promising up and coming fighters has just won his first major title, and now you can bet on Paddy Pimblett eventually making his way to the UFC.
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is considered by many to be the premier MMA organization in Europe at the moment. A number of superstars have already emerged from the London-based promotion, including Conor McGregor, Joanne Calderwood, and Dan Hardy.
Speculation was high as to where Pimblett would fight next after winning the featherweight belt this September. He silenced his critics who claimed he lacked punching power by knocking out 28-fight veteran Johnny Franchy, and proved he has a well rounded enough game to compete in the UFC. Finally, he made UK gambling news by telling Ariel Helwani he would continue to fight in Cage Warriors.
It remains to be seen when exactly Paddy Pimblett will fight in the UFC, but at this point it seems like just a matter of time. You can bet on Paddy Pimblett to defend his belt a few more times in Cage Warriors, and perhaps even move up in weight, and then decide it’s time to strap on the UFC gloves.
Who Could he Face in his Debut?
The featherweight division has never been more competitive in the UFC, and it seems likely that Pimblett would be thrown to the wolves in his debut. He certainly seems up to the challenge though, telling Severe MMA that he can beat any featherweight on earth.
If indeed Pimblett begins his UFC career fighting against top-15 featherweights, a few names make sense. Darren Elkins would be a good test for the Liverpool native, as he been a solid gatekeeper for years. A bout versus Brian Ortega would also bring fireworks, as both fighters are aggressive with solid submissions and striking games. It seems likely that the Bet365 betting lines for Paddy Pimblett against both of these fighters would be relatively close.
Hardcore fans of MMA should certainly pay attention to “the Baddy’s” career moving forward, and if you want to bet on Paddy Pimblett to win his next fight, check out GamingZion’s list of online sportsbooks in the UK, including Bet365, one of the most established online casinos Skrill-friendly, for all the best betting lines for MMA.