Well, the question of who has the most punchable face at UFC 282 Saturday night is easily answered: Paddy “the Baddy” Pimblett by far has the most unlikeable demeanor. He seems to have fun but…that face. No one else comes close on the evening’s card. (Now, if Colby Covington showed up…)
And when Baddy talks, his punchability is confirmed: Not only does he talk about what goes on in the gym, an MMA no-no—“I rolled with him and submitted him twice in five minutes. Guillotine and a triangle. I don’t think he can remember that,” said Pimblett, who has a distinct John Lennon accent (no accident; they’re both from Liverpool). Paddy was referring to training in the Blue Basement at the Renzo Gracie Academy in 2018.
“I actually feel sorry for Jared for what I’m going to do to him,” he added at a pre-fight interview.
Jared, of course, is Kill Cliff FC’s Jared Gordon, and in truth, Pimblett has a good case for being punchably confident: Pimblett has won all three of his UFC fights.
Gordon, who will face the Liverpudian at UFC 282 in the top-of-the-card lightweight bout in Las Vegas, is coming off an August win (Leonardo Santos) but an April loss by submission before that (Grant Dawson).
Gordon will be looking to get back on a winning streak against a very popular, charismatic, and highly punchable opponent.
Another KCFC fighter looks to improve on an 11-5 record in the middleweight bout. KCFC’s Dalcha Lungiambula, a native of Congo coming off three losses. Ironically, his nickname is Champion.
He takes on “the Golden Boy” Edmen Shahbzyan, 11-3, who is also coming off three straight losses. But before that?
Eleven straight wins.
Lungiambula would be wise to watch for the striker’s effective, and bout ending, punches.
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