Lightweight sensation Paddy Pimblett returns to the octagon as the hometown hero in March at UFC London.
Pimblett (17-3-0), 27, was impressive in his debut last September, taking out Luigi Vendramini. Noted for his exciting style, Pimblett will try to send the crowd home happy again in March.
Meanwhile, UFC London is an excellent opportunity for Vargas (12-4-0), 36, to steal the hype of Pimblett. “Kazula” recently snapped a two-fight skid with a decision win over Zhu Rong at UFC 261 last April.
UFC London is scheduled for Mar. 19 at the O2 Arena in London. Bouts include:
PADDY PIMBLETT (17-3-0) VS. RODRIGO VARGAS (12-4-0)
ALEXANDER VOLKOV (34-9-0) VS. TOM ASPINALL (11-2-0)
JAKE HADLEY (8-0-0) VS. ALLAN NASCIMENTO (18-6-0)
LUANA CAROLINA (8-2-0) VS. MOLLY MCCANN (11-4-0)
CODY DURDEN (12-3-1) VS. MUHAMMAD MOKAEV (6-0-0)
MAKWAN AMIRKHANI (16-7-0) VS. MIKE GRUNDY (12-3-0)
JACK SHORE (15-0-0) VS. TIMUR VALIEV (18-2-0)
SHAMIL ABDURAKHIMOV (20-6-0) VS. SERGEI PAVLOVICH (14-1-0)
ARNOLD ALLEN (17-1-0) VS. DAN HOOKER (21-11-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.