Paddy Pimblett set for UFC London return, with Jordan Leavitt clash confirmed for July 23

After a successful trip to the capital earlier this year, Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett will return to London in July for a showdown with Jordan Leavitt.

After submitting Rodrigo Vargas in the opening round of his last bout and pleasing the O2 crowd in London, Paddy Pimblett will return to the venue in July.

The 27-year-old fan favourite will look to extend his 100% record in a lightweight bout against Jordan Leavitt.

Pimblett only made his UFC debut back in September 2021, with the Liverpool-born fighter sealing a knockout victory against Luigi Vendramini in just four minutes and 25 seconds.

With neither of his two fights entering the second round so far, Leavitt will without doubt be Pimblett's toughest test to date, with the 26-year-old boasting a 10-1 record.

Leavitt made his name in Dana White's Contender Series, with "The Monkey God" earning himself a contract after performing an impressive arm-triangle choke submission against Jose Flores.

He kicked off his UFC career in a similar trend, knocking out Matt Wiman on his debut with a brutal slam. His sole defeat came against Claudio Puelles, but having built up an impressive CV in the fight game, Leavitt is definitely worthy of this fight against one of the sport's breakthrough stars.

Their contrasting styles is bound to create a blockbuster event at the O2, with Leavitt's grappling style posing a threat to Pimblett's superior striking.

The duo confirmed the fight would take place on July 23, on the same card as Tom Aspinall vs Curtis Blaydes (heavyweight main event) and Darren Till vs Jack Hermansson (middleweight).

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