Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon Odds: Paddy to cruise to an early victory in Vegas
UFC 282 will be the last numbered card of the year and despite the main event being reconfigured, we still have some big fights on the card. Most notably Paddy Pimblett’s bout against Jared Gordon which will be the co-main.
Paddy’s rise over the past year has been nothing short of spectacular. He’s talked the talk and walked the walk but this time he’ll be fighting his most dangerous opponent yet in Jared Gordon. Gordon has 11 fights in the UFC and has been in the organisation since 2017, boasting a fairly average record of 7 wins and four losses.
Paddy the Baddy has won all three of his fights in the UFC with all of them being inside the distance. His first win was a knockout against Luigi Vendramini and his other two wins came via submission. Paddy is yet to see the judge's scorecards in the UFC and has only ever looked in danger for a brief moment against Luigi but that was quickly put to rest.
Paddy comes into this fight as the 1/3 favourite with most bookmakers and considering both of their experiences in the UFC, you’d have to say the Liverpudlian’s favouritsm is justified. However, this probably won’t be as easy for Paddy as his previous fights have been, not by a long shot. Therefore the enhanced odds available for the fight from bookies William Hill of 80/1 for Pimblet to win (new customers only, T&Cs apply), or 200/1 for Jared Gordon could be of interest!
Whilst Jared Gordon might not be Paddy’s easiest opponent, most people are still thinking this should be a fairly straightforward night for the Baddy. When Gordon has come up against a decent fighter in the UFC, he has ultimately not risen to the occasion.
Diego Ferreira was his first big test in the UFC which ended up in a KO loss to the Brazilian. He then also lost his next fight against Joaquim Silva, again by KO. Two fights later he came up against Charles Oliveira who finished him in 1st round, Oliveira would then go on to win five more fights in a row after that.
Unfortunately for Jared Gordon, he is only getting older as well and at the age of 34 years old, he is seven years older than his opponent Paddy Pimblett. As controversial as he may be, Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett always backs up his talk and this time he’s expecting another early finish against the American.
All five of Gordon’s career losses have come via stoppage, something Pimblett shines in which will not fill Gordon backers with confidence.
You can get around 4/5 for Paddy to win via stoppage and that’s probably the best bet to make. Paddy is a much superior fighter, has age on his side, and ultimately this is a pretty bad matchup for Gordon given his record of being stopped in the Octagon.
Don’t be surprised if this one is over early, the UFC are trying to build a start in Paddy Pimblett and they’ll only give him fights they know he can win at the moment.