Paddy Pimblett Chokes Out Jordan Leavitt In The Second Round At UFC London.. Paddy Pimblett was the star heading into Saturday’s UFC London against fellow lightweight Jordan Leavitt.
Pimblett showed why as he beat Leavitt at his own game and won by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:46 of the second from The O2 Arena in London.
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It was a competitive first round as Leavitt applied constant pressure and scored a couple of takedowns. But you can see Pimblett continuously going for submissions. He wanted to prove a point and beat Leavitt at his own game. You could see that at the end of the round as he went for submissions.
Leavitt went back in the second to what worked in the first. But Pimblett had an answer when Leavitt went for a takedown. Pimblett had a head and arm choke and landed a vicious knee which buckled Leavitt.
Pimblett saw the opening, got Leavitt’s back, took the action to the ground, and got Leavitt’s back. From there, it was only a matter of time.
Pimblett (19-3) secured the choke, and Leavitt tapped out moments later to a giant reaction from the crowd. Paddy “The Baddy” is now 3-0 inside the Octagon with all of the wins coming inside the distance and extends his winning streak to five.