Paddy Pimblett scoring a decision win over Jared Gordon at UFC 282 has left many crying robbery
Paddy Pimblett said his fight with Jared Gordon at UFC 282 wasn’t close, but you’ll find few people willing to agree. Pimblett scored a controversial decision win in the evening’s co-main event.
Pimblett is now 4-0 in the Octagon.
Paddy Pimblett arguably gets handed an undeserved victory over Jared Gordon in the UFC 282 co-headline bout
Pimblett brought out a kick-heavy offense at the start, but Gordon backed Pimblett up with a couple of hooks to the chin in the fight’s opening minute. Gordon seemed to be the more aggressive fighter at this point, hitting Pimblett again with another shot to the chin just past the two-minute mark.
The two exchanged strikes late in the round, trading combinations one after the other, with a right hand seeming to stumble Gordon briefly before the two exchanged. Gordon stuffed a late takedown attempt by Pimblett and ended the first round on top.
The strike trading continued into the second round, with Gordon being the more aggressive combatant. Gordon went in for a takedown, only for Pimblett to threaten with an unusual choke before Gordon made his way to his feet. Pimblett got back to his striking, only for Gordon to pin him to the cage wall. Pimblett got out of the clinch with about 40 seconds left in the round, and the two traded until the round’s end.
Gordon went for a takedown again early in the third round, with Pimblett struggling to get out of Gordon’s grasp. Little work in the clinch happened until Gordon landed on top with about 45 seconds remaining. Pimblett, however, scrambled and got the fight back to the feet and quickly got to Gordon’s back, where the fight ended.