UFC Tips: Paddy Pimblett v Tony Ferguson predictions from The Hook Podcast

The Hook crew turn their attention to Sunday morning's grappling Stateside.


We’ve teamed up with The Mail’s The Hook podcast to take a look at the biggest and best bouts on the planet each week.

Hosts Charlotte Daly and Alex McCarthy dissect all the top talking points from the Boxing and MMA worlds, and chat with leading figures in the sport such as Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Then they get down to business and put their necks on the line in a weekly head-to-head tipping battle.

Each week we challenge the podcast pair to give us their best bet for the weekend using a free £10 stake with all winnings going to charity.

Alex was racing clear in the head-to-head battle after bagging £55 for correctly calling Tyson Fury to win on points against Francis Ngannou in week one, and £21 from backing Joe Cordina to beat Edward Vazquez via the same method in week two of the competition.


Charlotte bounced back for the Chantelle Cameron v Katie Taylor thriller by tipping the latter to win, meaning her £10 stake returned £26.25.

After a quiet weekend a fortnight ago, both Alex and Charlotte came up trumps as both of last weekend’s picks landed thanks to Chris Billam-Smith knocking out Mateusz Masternak in the 8th round to leave Alex just ahead in the epic tussle to donate the most to charity with £126 raised to Charlotte’s £116.25!

Fingers crossed for more winners as the team turn their attention to Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett’s lightweight scrap with Tony Ferguson at UFC 296 in Las Vegas on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Let’s get the verdict.

Charlotte: I reckon Paddy’s definitely got this one. I am thinking a Baddy Win In Round 3.

Alex: Oh God, I couldn’t bear it if Charlotte was to win that much again! I’m going for Paddy as well but I’m going to be bold this time.

Paddy needs to make a statement and I think he’ll stop Ferguson Round 1. I should have been bold with Nathan Aspinall last time, I wasn’t, I won’t make the same mistake again. It’s Paddy Pimblett To Win in Round 1.

Paddy Pimblett v Tony Ferguson Betting Tips

Charlotte: Paddy Pimblett To Win in Round 3
Alex: Paddy Pimblett To Win in Round 1

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