See how the MMA pros reacted to the scorecard decision of Paddy Pimblett defeating Jared Gordon.
At UFC 282, Paddy Pimblett took on Jared Gordon in a lightweight bout. The first round featured some strong strikes hit by both men and an attempted takedown by Pimblett, but neither man was able to really gain the upper hand, until the second round.
Gordon landed a couple of big strikes on Pimblett to start the second round. Gordon had Pimblett playing defense for a majority of the early going of the second round and Pimblett did his best to stay away. Gordon did his best during the second round to hold on to Pimblett and land some heavy strikes as well. However, Pimblett fought back at the end of the second round and forced Gordon to retreat. Pimblett was able to force a round three and looked to have the momentum heading into that round.
In the third round, we saw Gordon quickly go on the offensive as he tried to corner Pimblett. Both men were clearly tired by this point and were hanging on by a thread. However, both men were able to go the distance. Pimblett would go on to defeat Gordon by unanimous decision, 29-28. Many pros and people on MMA Twitter were not happy with this result. With the fight so close, it’s easy to see why it got the reaction it did.
Pimblett and Gordon could have easily had the match of the night on the UFC 282 card, and it’s easy to see why. It was close, and it went the distance and it was just a fantastic fight overall by both men.