Brad Pickett will, in fact, get to fight at UFC Fight Night 37, when he welcomes Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) newcomer Neil Seery into the Octagon. The flyweight tilt will take place on the main portion of the "Fight Pass" card, which is set to go down at the O2 Arena in London, England, on March 8, 2014.
The bout will serve as a debut of sorts for both fighters.
For Pickett, it will be his first foray into the 125-pound weight class. For Seery, after fighting in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) since 2011, the Irishman will finally get to show his stuff under the bright lights of ZUFFA.
Pickett (23-6) enters the Octagon following losses in two of his last three fights to Eddie Wineland and Michael McDonald. In his last eight bouts dating back to his showdown against Scott Jorgensen at World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) 50 in 2010, Pickett has claimed six "fight night" bonuses, including the now extinct "Knockout of the Night" and five "Fight of the Night" awards.
He was originally slated to face Ian McCall, but injury intervened and "One Punch" was left calling "Uncle Creepy" too "p---y to fight" (see for yourself right here).
Seery (13-9) is currently on a mixed martial arts (MMA) career revival, filling in on just 16 days notice to face the dangerous Englishman. Currently in the midst of a four-fight winning streak, "2 Tap" fights usually don't go the distance. Of his 13 victories, 11 have come by way of knockout or submission.
These two are perfect for each other.
UFC Fight Night 37, which will air only on "Fight Pass," will feature a light heavyweight main event between Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa, as well as a lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson vs. Melvin Guillard.
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