Cage Warriors lightweight Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett has signed with the UFC.
The UFC confirmed the deal on its European Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 29, 2021
Pimblett, (16-3-0), 29, a former CW featherweight titleholder in 2016, has won his last to bouts impressively, and many fans seem to appreciate his persona outside of the cage.
Pimblett made the telephone sign after his win over Davide Martinez at Cage Warriors 122 on March 20, signalling the UFC should give him a call.
Pimblett is expected to compete in the featherweight or lightweight division, but a debut opponent has not yet been announced.
Financial terms were not disclosed.