Former bantamweight contender Brad Pickett will make his
flyweight debut against one of the best in the division when he
faces Ian McCall at the UFC Fight Night event on March 8 from
Pickett (23-8) has been planning a move to flyweight for a short
period of time, but now he’s ready to make the move after going 3-3
during his time with the UFC while fighting at 135 pounds.
Over the years, Pickett has become one of UFC president Dana
White’s favorite fighters to watch and now he’ll get new life as he
enters the flyweight division in March.
Hoping to spoil Pickett’s debut will be Ian McCall (12-4-1), who
looks to pick up his second win in a row after defeating Illiarde
Santos in August at UFC 163. McCall was originally scheduled to
appear at this weekend’s UFC on FOX 9 card against Scott Jorgensen,
but an injury forced him out of the bout.
Now McCall will return in March where he travels to England to
fight in Pickett’s backyard on the upcoming show headlined by light
heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson as he battles undefeated
prospect Jimi Manuwa in the main event.