UFC Fight Night 208: Paddy Pimblett vs. Jordan Leavitt Picks and Predictions
Jordan Leavitt vs. Paddy Pimblett
UFC: Saturday, July 23rd at 3:00 PM ET
The Line: -- Jordan Leavitt +210 / Paddy Pimblett -275 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Paddy Pimblett and Jordan Leavitt face off on Saturday on the main card of UFC Fight Night 208 in a lightweight showdown at the O2 Arena in London, England. Both of these fighters are unranked but could move into the rankings with a win.
Paddy” The Baddy” Pimblett comes into this fight with an 18-3 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has won two fights. He finished the first fight by knockout, and in the last fight, he locked in a submission attempt and was able to secure a victory. Each of the first two fights have finished in the first round. Pimblett is averaging 6.07 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.89 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 1.82 takedowns every 15 minutes but is only successful on 25 percent of his takedown attempts. He is also averaging 1.8 submission attempts every 15 minutes. Paddy The Baddy has been talking a lot heading into this fight and he will have the crowd behind him.
On the other side of this fight is Jordan Leavitt who sits with a 10-1 record overall and he has won two fights in a row. In Leavitt’s last fight against Trey Ogden in April of 2022 he outstruck his opponent 69-41 and that was enough to win by a split decision. Leavitt is averaging 2.49 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 1.82 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 1.80 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 26 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 33 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. In this fight, he needs to go in with a level head. There has been a ton of talk heading into this fight, and Leavitt can’t come out too mad too early.
Pimblett has made it clear that he is going to go for the finish early, and I think he is going to get exactly what he has predicted. Pimblett is going to go for the knockout early, and if he can’t get it he will take the fight to the mat and finish the submission. Either way, Pimblett is going to get the finish early. Back Pimblett to win by finish in the first round.