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Who won Pimblett vs Gordon?
Paddy Pimblett beat Jared Gordon by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Paddy Pimblett.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Pimblett vs Gordon stats
Paddy Pimblett stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Jared Gordon made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Pimblett and Gordon have similar power, both with a 32% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pimblett had a massive advantage over Gordon, boasting at 47% submission rate over Gordon's 11%.
Paddy Pimblett was the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.
Pimblett had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gordon.
Pimblett was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months later than Gordon, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 22 less professional rounds, 44 to Gordon's 66.
Pimblett vs Gordon form
Pimblett had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jordan Leavitt at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by in the 2nd round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Rodrigo Vargas at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luigi Vendramini at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Decky Dalton at Cage Warriors 113 on 20th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at BEC Arena, Manchester, England.
He had been beaten by Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 96 on 1st September 2018 by unanimous decision in their Cage Warriors Lightweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Pimblett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Gordon's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pimblett vs Gordon?
Paddy Pimblett was a 9/25 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Jared Gordon made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+230) with oddsmakers.