Professionally known as Paddy Pimblett, Patrick Pimblett is a British professional mixed martial artist whose fight name is The Baddy. He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Born and raised in Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, England, Pimblett describes himself as a socialist. His father was an entrepreneur before being imprisoned while his mother is a homemaker.
Pimblett is 5’10” tall. He competes in the lightweight division.
On March 29, 2021, Pimblett signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the age of 26. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2010, he started is MMA training.
- As an amateur MMA fighter, he submitted Scott Gregory on September 11, 2011 and Mick Doyle on October 29, 2011.
- On October 16, 2012, he made his professional MMA debut in the Olympian MMA Championships event “OMMAC 15: Legacy” in Liverpool where he knocked out Nathan Thompson. On December 1, 2012, he submitted Dougie Scott at a Cage Contender event in Liverpool.
- On July 6, 2013, he defeated Florian Calin via unanimous decision at the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship event “CWFC 56” in London, England. On October 5, 2013, he had his first MMA loss when Cameron Else submitted him at “CWFC 60” in Kentish Town, North London, England.
- In 2014, he defeated three CWFC opponents namely Martin Sheridan, Conrad Hayes and Stephen Martin.
- In 2015, he submitted two Full Contact Contender opponents namely Kevin Petshi and Miguel Haro both via rear-naked choke.
- In 2016, he defeated four CWFC opponents namely Ashleigh Grimshaw, Teddy Violet, Johnny Frachey and Julian Erosa. He became the Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion when he defeated Frachey on September 10, 2016. at “CWFC 78” in Liverpool.
- On April 1, 2017, he lost the Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship belt to Nad Narimani, who defeated him via unanimous decision at “CWFC 82” in Liverpool.
- He considers Lee Hodgson, who was born in 2018, his motivator. Via his social media accounts, he is raising money to help Hodgson receive experimental treatment for terminal cancer. On February 24, 2018, he submitted Alexis Savvidis at “Cage Warriors 90” in Liverpool. On September 1, 2018, he lost via unanimous decision to Soren Bak at “Cage Warriors 96” in Liverpool.
- In February 2020, he took to Instagram to share a photo of his proposal to his longtime girlfriend on the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand. On March 20, 2020, he knocked out Decky Dalton at “Cage Warriors 113” in Manchester, England.
- On March 20, 2021, he submitted Davide Martinez at “Cage Warriors 122” in London.
- On September 4, 2021, he made his UFC debut at “UFC Vegas 36” in Enterprise, Nevada, United States where he knocked out Luigi Vendramini.
- On March 18, 2022, he brought Hodgson on stage with him during the “UFC Fight Night 204” weigh-in ceremony in London. On March 19, 2022, he submitted Rodrigo Vargas, which improved his professional MMA record to 18 wins and 3 losses.