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Paddy Pimblett agrees to fight top 10 lightweight at UFC 304 in Manchester: 'Send me the contract'


Paddy Pimblett has his sights set on a top ten finish in the lightweight division.

Fresh off his seventh straight win over former interim champion Tony Ferguson in December, the Liverpudlian is poised to return to the Octagon at UFC 304 when the promotion returns to Manchester, England.

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While no official announcements have been made regarding Pimplett's inclusion in the tournament or who he will face, all signs point to a showdown with one of the hottest names in the game today, Renato Moicano.

“I know Paddy Pimblett says my name a lot,” Moicano said on his podcast. “I'm going to make easy money from you in Manchester. If you want to see this fight, tag everyone in the UFC, Dana White. Ask the UFC for this fight because it's definitely going to happen.” (c/t BloodyElbow)

It didn't take long for the “Bad One” to respond, asking the Brazilian to send the contract and he would sign it in short order.

“Then let’s do it,” Pimblett responded on Instagram. “Send me the contract. I'll sign it and return it tonight.

Renato Moicano will be Paddy Pimblett's toughest test to date.

“Money” Moicano has won five of his last six fights inside the Octagon, with his only loss coming to former UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos. Moicano defeated Drew Dober in February before turning around quickly at UFC 300 and scoring a second-round TKO against Jalin Turner.

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As for Pimblett, “Bad” is on an unbeaten streak dating back to his days under the Cage Warriors banner. With each outing he has taken small steps forward in the competition, defeating Jordan Leavitt, Jared Gordon and Tony Ferguson in his last three fights, although his decision win over Gordon was controversial.

A win over Moicano will not only vault Pimblett into the top 10 in the lightweight division rankings, but will also silence many of his critics who insist the UFC is protecting him.

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