MMA fans finally have news of their long-awaited debut Paddy Pumblet.
The UFC knocked on Pumblet’s door in late March of this year. With no news of his promotional debut, fans wondered when the Scouser might make his Octagon debut. From a recent post on Pumblet’s Instagram, it looks like he will fight on the September 4 UFC card.
Pumblet posted a picture on his Instagram profile and noted that he will not drink alcohol for nine weeks from tomorrow, hinting that he will undergo a weight loss regime.
Paddy Pumblet wrote, “The last moment with the boys has been an anxious 9 weeks, but it will all pay off when I lure the crab.”
The UFC is rumored to schedule a card in London on September 4th, which would be about nine weeks from today.
The potential presence of Pemblett on the London card is likely to increase the popularity of the event. After all, the 26-year-old is one of Britain’s most popular MMA fighters.
Paddy Pumblet’s last fight was at Cage Warriors 122, when he won in the first round against David Martinez. After the win, ‘The Baddie’ announced that he had signed with the UFC.
Aside from Paddy Pumblet, who else is expected to compete on the September 4 card?
Although the UFC has not officially confirmed any fights, it is likely that some of the best British MMA stars will perform at their London event.
According to the report FrontKick, the interesting challenger is expected to return to the light heavyweight division of former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson and the return of Scottish Paul Craig. Craig, known for his BJJ pedigree, came away with a big win over Jamahal Hill at UFC 263.
English prospect Mark Dykes is also rumored to be on the cards. It looks like he’s facing off against Rafael Alves.
Nathaniel Wood will be another Englishman expected to fight at home. He will likely challenge Jonathan Martinez.
Khalil Rountree Jr. and Molly McCann are two other names that could compete on the map. Darren Till and Derek Brunson are expected to be the main organizers of the event.