The Final Verdict: Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon

The Final Verdict: Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon

By Abdullah Ouazri
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2 months ago

The MMA World is red hot with rage over the decision in Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon at UFC 282. Was it a robbery? Let’s find out:

Round 1

This round stays mostly on the feet through the first 4 minutes. Gordon outstruck Paddy soundly. Landing his left hand and stunning his opponent. He pressured Paddy against the cage and maintained heavy pressure. The fight hit the mat in the waning minute of the round and Paddy earned a few moments of control time.

10-9 Gordon. (Clear round)

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Round 2

This round was closer between the two but saw Gordon control the vast majority of it. He continued to land and pressure the Paddy until late when Pimblett found success again. The Scouser rallied with a belted effort that may have earned him the round. The round was nearly dead even on The Verdict Scorecard.

10-9 Gordon. (Close round)

Round 3

Another round many saw clearly for Gordon. He controlled the pace, landed the more significant strikes at a higher output, and landed takedowns throughout. Similar to the last 2, Pimblett had some success in the final minute. After being taken down he reversed the position and found the back for a moment before the bell rang.

10-9 Gordon. (Clear round)

Let's take a look at The Verdict Scorecard and then the judge's scorecards.

Jared Gordon clearly defeats Paddy Pimblett on The Verdict Scorecard.
Jared Gordon clearly defeats Paddy Pimblett on The Verdict Scorecard.
The judges award Paddy Pimblett a unanimous decision win over Jared Gordon. Credits to: Zuffa LLC
The judges award Paddy Pimblett a unanimous decision win over Jared Gordon. Credits to: Zuffa LLC

After a look back and tally of the fight, did the judges get this one right? No, no they did not. Jared Gordon was robbed of a victory.

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