Paddy Pimblett set for UFC London return vs. Jordan Leavitt on July 23

Paddy Pimblett scored a first-round victory over Kazula Vargas at UFC London in March. Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Paddy Pimblett will fight again at UFC London against Jordan Leavitt on July 23 as the event returns to the city for the second time this year, the promotion announced on Friday.

The UFC previously staged an event in London in March, returning to the U.K. for the first time in three years, which was headlined by British heavyweight Tom Aspinall, who claimed a stunning submission victory over Alexander Volkov.

Lightweight Pimblett (18-3), who fights out of Liverpool, put on a show in his previous London bout with an emphatic first-round victory as he choked out Kazula Vargas.

Leavitt (10-1), who fights out of Las Vegas, claimed a split decison victory over Trey Ogden in his last bout on the undercard of Vicente Luque-Belal Muhammad last month.

Speaking at the London event in March, UFC president Dana White said: "Tonight re-energised me and reminded me of what it's like to do fights over in the U.K.

"We're coming back here this year. I don't give a s--t what the schedule is. We're gonna be moving s--t around when we get home!"

The event in summer will be UFC's 13th on U.K. soil, having first made its debut in the country in 2002.