Liverpool’s own Paddy Pimblett stepped into the cage tonight for the first time since his decision loss to Nad Narimani at Cage Warriors 82.
Paddy Pimblett returns in style
That fight took place inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Narimani neutralized the 23-year-old to get the decision nod on all three cards. “The Baddy” was scheduled to return at Cage Warriors 88, but a concussion forced him out of the fight.
Tonight, opening up the main card, a spot which Pimblett hasn’t filled in a while – headlining his last three Cage Warriors contests – he impressed again.
After a grueling, back and forth, high paced first round, the outspoken starlet picked up a stupendous finish early into the second frame. We saw shades of Paddy’s performance at Cage Warriors 68, with the Liverpudlian audaciously throwing his legs up in the air, and landing another flying triangle.
His opponent this time around, Alexis Savvidis, pushed Pimblett against the cage after landing a series of right hands, but after ending up in the same position he did prior to forcing Conrad Hayes to tap, the former world champion launched himself into the air, rolled Savvidis over, and ended up moments away from finishing the fight.
In his comeback fight, after so much speculation, heartbreak, and struggle, the submission he is famously known for lands again, and for “The Baddy”, it just seems like a fairytale.