Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett – Fight Preview & Analysis

Ferguson vs. Pimblett fight preview

UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson will take on Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 296 card.

Ferguson brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 76″ reach. In contrast, Pimblett, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 73″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 45% striking accuracy, Ferguson has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.98 per minute. On the other hand, Pimblett boasts a 46% striking accuracy, landing approximately 4.19 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 40-year-old, Tony Ferguson is coming in with a 26-9-0 record. Ferguson will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Bobby Green at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 in July.

Pimblett, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Jared Gordon on July 29, 2023, at UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev and holds a 20-3-0 record.

Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett
40
Age
29
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 10″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
76″
Reach
73″
26-9-0
Record
20-3-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Tony Ferguson has a orthodox fighting stance with an 76″ reach. The 29-year-old Paddy Pimblett is an orthodox fighter with a 73″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Tony Ferguson stats

→ Ferguson’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Ferguson lands 4.98 significant strikes per minute.
→ Ferguson’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Ferguson’s takedown average is 0.42 per 15 minutes.
→ Ferguson’s takedown defense is 66%.

Ferguson comes in with 45% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.98 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Pimblett fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 4.19 significant strikes per minute. Tony Ferguson also has a 35% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.42 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Pimblett’s 0.97 takedowns and 56% takedown accuracy.

Paddy Pimblett stats

→ Pimblett’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Pimblett lands 4.19 significant strikes per minute.
→ Pimblett’s takedown accuracy is 25%.
→ Pimblett’s takedown average is 0.97 per 15 minutes.
→ Pimblett’s takedown defense is 56%.

Paddy spent, on average, 7:45 minutes in the Octagon, and Tony has an average fight time of 11:29 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an interesting clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Tony or Paddy? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington
Date
December 16, 2023
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett

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