The UFC Fight Night 37 main card features a flyweight bout between Brad Pickett and Neil Seery. The bout will be Pickett’s first at flyweight after a long and successful career at bantamweight. Pickett has a notable win over flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson. Seery will be making his UFC debut on short notice after an injury force Ian McCall out of the bout with Pickett. The former Cage Warriors Flyweight champion will be looking to win his fourth straight.
Flyweight Bout: Brad Pickett (24-8) vs. Neil Seery (13-10)
Round 1: Pickett starts the bout with an easy leg kick. Pickett lands a nice left hook on Seery. Takedown stuffed by Seery. Both men winging big punches. Seery hits Pickett with a left hook. Pickett comes over the top with a huge right. Eye poke by Seery causes a quick stoppage but we resume. Leg kick from Pickett that gets countered by a big left hook from Seery. Pickett ducks under a few of Seery punches and lands a takedown. Pickett passes into half-guard. Sporadic punches from Pickett. Pickett trying to lock up an arm triangle! Seery escapes. Pickett working from half-guard with 40 seconds left. Seery works his way to his feet with 20 seconds left. The men trade punches with Seery getting the better of the exchanges to end the round. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Pickett.
Round 2: Pickett opens up the round with a tough jab. These guys are throwing huge shots early in the second round. Seery is having good success with his lead left hook. Pickett shoots for a takedown against the cage. Pickett landing shots. Seery fires back with the aforementioned left hook. Pickett has a head kick attempt blocked. Pickett shoots for another takedown but gets stuffed along the cage. Seery breaks off the cage and we are back in the center of the Octagon. Nice right hand from Pickett. Another failed takedown attempt from Pickett that pushes Seery to the cage. Pickett goes for another takedown against the cage and gets it. Pickett working from the guard. Pickett landing a few shots here and there on Seery. Nice elbow from the bottom by Seery. Pickett responds with a bevvy of his own elbows. Pickett ends the round in half-guard. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Pickett (20-18 Pickett overall).
Round 3: Seery opens up the third with some Diaz brother-esque taunts. Big body kick from Seery. Seery shoots for a takedown but is easily stuffed. Nice two punch combination from Seery. And again! Pickett is getting boxed up. Another eye poke causes a pause in the action. Nice one two from Seery. Pickett is throwing bombs in return! Pickett shoots for a takedown but gets stuffed. Pickett lands a takedown and moves right into half-guard. That’s huge for him. Pickett looking to set-up the arm triangle. Shots to the body from Pickett. Seery gets to his feet! Seery again with great combinations. Big right hand from Seery. Seery is touching up Pickett here. Pickett shoots in hard and lands another takedown with thirty seconds left. Pickett in half-guard. Pickett ends the fight throwing punches from the top. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Seery and the fight 29-28 Pickett. Great fight from both men.
Result: Brad Pickett def. Neil Seery via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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