Paddy Pimblett will finally make his long-awaited UFC debut in September.
Combate was first to report the news that Luigi Vendramini will be the one to welcome Pimblett to the UFC on September 4 in London. Both fighters would confirm the booking on social media.
Pimblett (16-3) will be looking for his first UFC win when he enters the octagon. “The Baddy” is riding a two-fight win streak, with his most recent win coming at Cage Warriors 122 against Davide Martinez, where he submitted Martinez in less than two minutes. After his win, he called for the UFC to sign him, and they did. Pimblett is a former Cage Warriors featherweight champion.
Vendramini (9-3) is coming off a majority decision loss to Fares Ziam at UFC 263 last month. Before his recent loss, he knocked out Jessin Ayari to get pick up his first UFC win in his only fight in 2020. “The Italian Stallion” will be looking to pick up his second UFC win.
The UFC will be returning to London for their September 4 event
The September 4 fight card now includes the following reported bouts:
- Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Modestas Bukauskas
- Nathaniel Wood vs. Jonathan Martinez
- Alexander Gustafsson vs. Paul Craig
- Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Alves
- Paddy Pimblett vs. Luigi Vendramini
While not announced, the entire August 14 card will probably move to this card, including Darren Till vs. Derek Brunson and others.