New signee Neil Seery replaces Ian McCall to fight Brad Pickett in London
FEB 20, 2014 3:19p ET
Brad Pickett will have a fight in his hometown after all.
The Brit will make his flyweight debut against Irish veteran Neil Seery at UFC Fight Night London on March 8, the UFC announced Thursday. Seery will step in for the injured Ian McCall, who pulled out of the fight last week.
Seery (13-9), a recent signee, took the fight on just 16 days notice. The 34-year-old has won four straight, but has not competed since June.
Pickett (23-8) has lost two of his last three fights and will be making the move down to 125 pounds. The 35-year-old is coming off an August loss to Michael McDonald. The London native is known for entertaining performances. He's finished 17 of his 23 pro victories and has won seven "Of the Night" bonuses in the UFC and WEC.
UFC Fight Night London is headlined by a light heavyweight contender bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa.