Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett has defeated Julian “Juicy J” Erosa via unanimous decision at Cage Warriors: Unplugged. The American came very close to relieving the Englishman of his Cage Warriors Featherweight title, but he eventually became another notch on Pimblett’s belt.
The result was fairly controversial, as Erosa seemed to dominate the vast majority of the fight. He landed several hard kicks to the body and dropped Pimblett twice, once with a hard right cross and once with an exceptional flying knee. Pimblett managed to land a good number of takedowns throughout the fight, but he really seemed to struggle in the standup exchanges.
Erosa was visibly frustrated with the result as he clearly felt that he had won the fight. However, the judges thought otherwise. Pimblett had spoken beforehand about how this weight cut was one of the hardest of his career. In his post-fight interview, when asked what he was going to work on next, he replied: “My diet.” Immediately after this, he vomited blood, much to the shock of the crowd and the ring announcer. Whether this was caused by Erosa’s vicious teep kicks, or whether the brutal weight cut took its toll is anyone’s guess.
What do you guys think? Did the judges get it right? Or was Erosa robbed of a Cage Warriors championship? Let us know in the comments.