Paddy Pimblett set to return to Octagon at UFC London against Kazula Vargas


Paddy Pimblett won’t be fighting Jared Gordon after all.

On Tuesday, Dana White revealed on The Dave Portnoy Show on Barstool, Pimblett was set to return to UFC London on March 19 against Jared Gordon. However, both managers claimed that was not true.

Now, multiple sources have informed that Pimblett will indeed fight at UFC London, but will face Kazula Vargas instead. MMA fight club on Twitter first broke the news.

Paddy Pimblett (17-3), made good use of his cfu his debut by knocking out Luigi Vendramini in the first round in September. The fan favorite is the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion and is riding a three-fight winning streak. Prior to joining the UFC, he defeated Davide Martinez via first-round submission, after earning a first-round TKO win over Decky Dalton.

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Pimblett’s losses are due to Bellator fighter Soren Bak, former UFC fighter Nad Narimani and UFC fighter Cameron Else. The fan favorite also holds a notable victory over Julian Erosa in Cage Warriors.

Kazula Vargas (12-4) picked up his first UFC victory in April when he defeated Zhu Rong at UFC 261. He began his UFC tenure with a decision loss to Alex da Silva in August 2019 and followed that with a DQ loss to Brok Weaver in February 2020. Prior to signing with the Las Vegas-based promotion, Vargas competed in Combate Americas and regionally defeated future UFC fighters Jordan Williams and Mike De La Torre.

With the addition of Paddy Pimblett vs. Kazula Vargas, UFC London is next:

  • Tom Aspinall vs. TBD
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich
  • Mike Grundy vs. Makwan Amirkhani
  • Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev
  • Paddy Pimblett vs. Kazula Vargas
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden
  • Elise Reed vs. Cory McKenna
  • Jake Hadley vs. Allen Nascimento

Who do you think will win at UFC London, Paddy Pimblett or Kazula Vargas?

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