Professionally known as Paddy Pimblett, Patrick Pimblett, 27, of Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, England received a total of $74,000 at “UFC Fight Night 204.” His win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship event improved his professional mixed martial arts record to 18 wins and 3 losses.
Also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 62”, “UFC Fight Night 204” featured 11 MMA bouts held at The O2 Arena in London, England on March 19, 2022. In the ninth bout of the evening, Pimblett fought Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas, 36, of Mexico City, Mexico in the lightweight division.
The lightweight contest ended after 3 minutes and 50 seconds in the first round. Pimblett submitted Vargas via rear-naked choke.
Pimblett was paid $12,000 for fighting and another $12,000 for winning. He also received a $50,000 bonus as one of the nine Performance of the Night winners.
“Yup, $12k and $12k,” Pimblett confirmed when asked about his “UFC Fight Night 204” fight purse on “The Dave Portnoy Show With Eddie & Co” on March 22, 2022. “Yeah, and then the bonus.”
Born and raised in Huyton, Pimblett started his MMA training in 2010. 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 March 29, 2021, Pimblett signed with the UFC. On September 4, 2021, he made his promotional debut at “UFC Vegas 36” in Enterprise, Nevada, United States where he knocked out Luigi Vendramini.