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Thursday, 02/20/2014, 06:40 pm

Seery steps in to face Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 37

Irish flyweight Neil Seery has replaced injured Ian McCall and will face Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 37, UFC officials announced Thursday.

Seery stands at 13-9 and will be making his UFC debut. Pickett is 23-8 and this will be his seventh fight under the UFC umbrella.

UFC Fight Night 37 takes place March 8 at London’s O2 Arena. The entire 10-fight event streams on UFC Fight Pass in the United States.

The 34-year-old Seery is a longtime Cage Warriors fighter and reigning titleholder who’s now vacated his belt. He opened his career with a 7-8 record but since then he’s won six of seven and currently carries a four-fight winning streak.

Pickett is considered one of the top bantamweights (No. 6 in the BJPENN.com rankings) in the world, but losses to Michael McDonald and Eddie Wineland has the 34-year-old looking for a jumpstart at 125-pounds.

The latest UFC Fight Night 37 card now includes:

MAIN CARD  
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson
Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery
Omari Akhmedov vs. Gunnar Nelson

PRELIMINARY CARD
Cyrille Diabate vs. Ilir Latifi
Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson
Brad Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
Roland Delorme vs. Davey Grant
Igor Araujo vs. Danny Mitchell
Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris

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