UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1: 'More durable' Brad Pickett has better chin, and competition, than Michael McDonald

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Who has the better chin between Brad Pickett and Michael McDonald? “One Punch” declares his is more durable, but is well aware of the power "Mayday" packs in his punch ahead of their “Beantown” brawl.

After his decision win over Mike Easton at UFC on Fuel TV 9, No. 5-ranked Bantamweight brawler Brad Pickett lobbied to fight someone higher on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 135-pound totem pole.

Wish granted.

Pickett is booked to battle Michael McDonald -- who sits at No. 3 in the latest standings -- at UFC on FOX Sports 1 # 1, which takes place at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Aug., 17, 2013.

Even though "Mayday" may be closer to the top of the 135-pound heap, "One Punch" recently informed Your MMA TV that he has faced the toughest competition of the pair.

His words:

"Anyone in the bantamweight division will be a tough fight. Stylistically, I believe it is a good match up for me though. We're both hard hitting fighters, so it will be based on who's more durable, and I believe I have the better chin out of the two of us, so that works in my favor. Also, in my eyes, I've fought much harder competition. McDonald's only really tough fight was Renan Barao. The rest of the people he has faced, I would easily beat the same opposition."

Furthermore, the British brawler also proclaimed that when the two "hard-hitting" men collide later this fall, it will be a question of who can take more of a licking and keep on ticking. It's a dangerous game Pickett is confident he'll win because his chin will be the one that can withstand the most damage once the haymakers begin to fly.

With his aggressive striking and experience, "One Punch" has been labeled the pre-fight favorite; however, exchanging heavy leather with McDonald might not be the best gameplan. But, then again, shying away from fisticuffs isn't something Pickett is accustomed to doing, preferring to adopt a stand-and-bang style.

It's an exciting all-or-nothing style he won't likely abandon in "Beantown."

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