11:50 p.m. update Paddy Pimblett is making his way to the ring, full of energy receiving a warm reception from the crowd.
The UFC 282 card is topped by a big light heavyweight bout, but the lightweight division will co-feature in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon face off with the bout starting sometime in the 11 p.m. hour.
Pimblett is making his first appearance on a UFC PPV after three straight Fight Night wins. He last fought in July, beating Jordan Leavitt in the second round via submission. Gordon is making his second straight PPV appearance, having beaten Leonardo Santo via unanimous decision at UFC 278.
Pimblett is favored to win this bout with -250 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, while Gordon is +210. Total rounds is installed at 2.5 with the under priced at -145 and the over priced at +115. Pimblett fight outcomes are the favorites, with a submission favored at +200, followed by a KO, TKO, or DQ at +275, and then a Pimblett decision at +300. A Gordon decision is +450
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.
Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon round-by-round results
Round 1: Gordon 10-9
Gordon connects with an early right hand, then a second left hand. Gordon lands another solid left, Pimblett leaving his guard down here a bit. Pimblett lands a power punch upstairs and Gordon responds. Nice clean exchange for both, round ends with a Pimblett takedown.
Round 2: Pimblett 10-9
Pimblett executes a nice takedown and momentarily has Gordon in a submission. Blood now forming from Gordon’s head. Pimblett firing off here, referee calls for a timeout after an accidental poke from Pimblett. The favorite is pouring it on here, fantastic third round on the way.
Round 3: Pimblett 10-9
Pimblett strategy was to clearly slow down Gordon this time around, as the pace has come to a halt. Both men grappling and trying to land a power shot to end. Overall great fight and we’re ready to hit the scorecards.