Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett fights at UFC 282 in Las Vegas this weekend as the rising star of the UFC company faces a difficult test against Jared Gordon.
Pimblett will be the the co-main event on the card in Las Vegas and will be the penultimate fight before Jan Błachowicz faces Magomed Ankalaev. It is an impressive achievement in just his fourth UFC fight and demonstrates the impact which has been made so far during his brief time in the franchise.
He remains unranked within the UFC and this fight will represent a step further up the ladder within the lightweight division having already produced three impressive wins following his switch from Cage Warriors just over a year ago. Such is his impact that he has earned three successive Performance of the Night awards in all of his UFC fights so far.
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Ahead of the fight, Pimblett has reflected on the step up in quality which will be offered by Gordon, telling Sky Sports: "Every fight's a step up. There's no easy fights in the UFC. It's that simple. There's no gimme fights. It's the hardest weight division in the world. Jared's 4-1 in his last five. His last defeat before that was the former champ Charles Oliveira, Charles finished him in the first round and I aspire to be champ.
"So I want to finish him in the first round. I'm still climbing the ladder. And I'm not going to start demanding fights with anyone. I'm not going to mention anyone's name. People talk about me. It's going to be difficult for me when I start fighting ranked people, that's just why I believe in myself so much."
When is Pimblett vs Gordon?
The fight will take place in the early hours of Sunday December 11 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The preliminary action will begin at around 11pm with the main card set to get underway at 1am in the UK. Pimblett will be fighting in the chief support, meaning that he will be fighting at roughly 3am.
How to watch Pimblett vs Gordon
The fight, as with all UFC events will be broadcast on exclusively live on BT Sport.
If you wish to watch the fight and are not a subscriber, you can purchase a monthly pass here.
UFC 282 fight card
Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev – for vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon
Robbie Lawler vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Darren Till vs Dricus Du Plessis
Bryce Mitchell vs Ilia Topuria
Ovince Saint Preux vs Antonio Trocoli
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Chris Daukaus
Raul Rosas Jr vs Jay Perrin
Edmen Shahbazyan vs Dalcha Lungiambula
Chris Curtis vs Joaquin Buckley
Early preliminary card
Billy Quarantillo vs Alexander Hernandez
TJ Brown vs Erik Silva
Daniel da Silva vs Vinicius Salvador
Ronnie Lawrence vs Cameron Saaiman