UFC newcomer Neil Seery will make his Octagon debut against Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 37 in London.
UFC officials announced the match-up on Thursday.
Seery (13-9) is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, with all four of his victories coming under the Cage Warriors banner. Most recently he beat Mikael Silander via submission in January of last year. Seery was expected to fight for the title in December, however his opponent Ulysses Gomez was hospitalized trying to cut weight.
Pickett (23-8) has had a bit of a roller-coaster ride since making his UFC debut in November of 2011. At UFC 138 he fought current interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and lost via rear-naked choke. Most recently Pickett took on Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 26 where he lost via triangle choke. “One Punch” is 3-3 under the UFC banner.
UFC Fight Night 37 goes down on March 8 from the O2 Arena in London. The main event is a light heavyweight showdown between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa.