In only the second UFC fight of his career, the Liverpool supporter fought Rodrigo Vargas and put on a show as he picked up a first-round submission victory in front of the fans in the O2 Arena.
During his post-fight celebrations, he paid a fitting tribute to the 97 Liverpool supporters that died due to the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
He finished his interview with Michael Bisping by producing a rendition of the ‘Justice for the 97’ chant. The chant was appreciated by the fans present in the O2 and they joined in with him, too.
It was a very special moment for Paddy considering he fought on his home territory in the UK and as he is from Liverpool, the chant has a deeper meaning for him.
Paddy Pimblett was joined by fellow scouser Molly McCann in the cage following both their victories on the night and both fighters were offered congratulations by footballing legend Wayne Rooney in the dressing room.
In true Paddy fashion, he also offered out Facebook and Instagram CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his entertaining post-fight interview.
Paddy’s frustration stems from the continuous shutting down of his Instagram accounts, despite his attempts to use his platform to make a positive impact on the world and people in need, specifically.
“I’m sick of you shutting my Instagram accounts down when all I do is help charities & help people with mental health problems. You’re the biggest bully in the world, lad.”
This emphatic win was only the second time Pimblett has fought in the UFC and it’s safe to say he fights with such style, ending both fights in the first round.
On his win, Pimblett said: “Are you not entertained? I’m never ever in a boring fight, lad.
“I needed a punch to get woken up. That was only a five or six out of ten, he caught me with a nice punch.”