Charismatic lightweight Paddy Pimblett will appear at the O2 Arena in London, England for the second time later this year.
The former Cage Warriors Champion is expected to face Jordan Leavitt at UFC’s July 23rd event, per an announcement made Friday.
Pimblett will be aiming to score his third UFC victory in the upcoming booking. His last came in front of an English crowd in March when he submitted Kazula Vargas in the first round with a rear naked choke.
Six months before then, Pimblett won his UFC debut with a finish victory against Luigi Vendramini.
Leavitt has picked up three wins through four appearances since first entering the promotion in late 2020. He earned a split decision in his last fight, defeating short-notice opponent Trey Ogden.
Heavyweights Tom Aspinall and Curtis Blaydes are currently scheduled to headline UFC’s July 23rd show. Here is an updated look at the card:
Bout 10: Curtis Blaydes (16-3) vs. Tom Aspinall (12-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 9: Muhammad Mokaev (6-0) vs. Charles Johnson (11-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Jack Hermansson (22-7) vs. Darren Till (18-4-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Molly McCann (12-4) vs. Hannah Goldy (6-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Nikita Krylov (27-9) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (18-7) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Paul Craig (16-4-1) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (17-6) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Mandy Bohm (7-1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (8-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Mawkwan Amirkhani (17-7) vs. Jonathan Pearce (12-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Marc Diakiese (15-5) vs. Damir Hadzovic (14-6) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Paddy Pimblett (18-3) vs. Jordan Leavitt (10-1) (Lightweight)