Paddy Pimblett escapes with very contentious win - then gets sick on live TV

Judges controversially give Pimblett the win in Cage Warriors main event.

LIVERPOOL’S PADDY PIMBLETT escaped with his featherweight title at Cage Warriors: Unplugged, but his reputation as one of MMA’s next big things took a beating at the hands of Julian Erosa.

Erosa held the upper hand throughout Saturday night’s main event and looked to be a clear winner but the judges controversially scored the fight unanimously for the champion, 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47.

Pimblett was clearly feeling the after-effects of a brutal contest and as he was interviewed following his win, got sick on live television.

(Warning: reader discretion advised)

Elsewhere on the card there were wins for Belfast’s Karl Moore who scored a first-round stoppage against Paco Estevez, and Cork’s Lloyd Manning who got the night off to an explosive start with a TKO win over Nathan Sparks inside 50 seconds.

Cage Warriors: Unplugged

  • Paddy Pimblett def. Julian Erosa by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Chris Fishgold def. Nic Herron-Webb by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Matt Inman def. Che Mills by submission (R2, 4:09)
  • Karl Moore def. Paco Estevez by KO (R1, 3:23)
  • Leeroy Barnes def. John Redmond by submission (R1, 0:34)
  • Shaj Haque def. Sam Creasey by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 30-27)
  • Kenneth Bergh def. Ross Cooper by submission (R1, 2:46)
  • Lloyd Manning def. Nathan Sparks by TKO (R1, 0:50)

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