Paddy Pimblett vs Tony Ferguson Prediction UFC Picks 12/16

Paddy Pimblett vs Tony Ferguson Prediction UFC Picks 12/16

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UFC 296: Edwards vs Covington: Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an explosive Lightweight bout at UFC 296 as Paddy Pimblett from Next Generation UK faces off against Tony Ferguson from Snap Down City Academy.

 

Tony Ferguson

Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson, representing the USA and fighting out of Snap Down City Academy, stands at 5'11" and weighs 155 lbs. Born on February 12, 1984, Ferguson fights with an orthodox stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Jul 29, 2023: Ferguson faced Bobby Green at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2, resulting in a third-round submission loss.
  • Sep 10, 2022: Ferguson battled Nate Diaz at UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson, suffering a fourth-round submission defeat.
  • May 7, 2022: Ferguson faced Michael Chandler at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje, encountering a quick second-round KO/TKO loss.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Tony Ferguson holds a record of 26 wins and 9 losses, with 13 victories by (T)KO and 8 by submission. Known for his unorthodox style and relentless pace, Ferguson has faced top competition in the Lightweight division. Despite recent setbacks, his striking versatility and ground skills make him a challenging opponent for anyone.

 

Paddy Pimblett

Paddy "The Baddy" Pimblett, representing England and fighting out of Next Generation UK, stands at 5'10" and weighs 155 lbs. Born on January 3, 1995, Pimblett fights with an orthodox stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Dec 10, 2022: Pimblett faced Jared Gordon at UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev, securing a unanimous decision victory after three rounds.
  • Jul 23, 2022: Pimblett showcased his skills in a second-round submission victory against Jordan Leavitt at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall.
  • Mar 19, 2022: Pimblett made an impressive UFC debut with a first-round submission win against Kazula Vargas at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Paddy Pimblett holds a record of 20 wins and 3 losses, with 6 victories by (T)KO and 9 by submission. Known as "The Baddy," Pimblett is a well-rounded fighter with dynamic striking and a dangerous ground game. His recent success in the UFC showcases his ability to adapt to high-level competition, making him an exciting prospect in the Lightweight division.

 

Fight Prediction:

Get ready for a high-stakes showdown at UFC 296 as Paddy Pimblett clashes with Tony Ferguson. The prediction for this intense Lightweight battle leans towards Paddy Pimblett emerging victorious. With his dynamic striking and submission prowess, Pimblett has the tools to exploit Ferguson's recent challenges. If Pimblett can dictate the pace and capitalize on his opponent's weaknesses, he might secure a decisive victory and continue his ascent in the UFC Lightweight division.

 

Pick: Paddy Pimblett ML -310

 

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