This Saturday marks the end of one of the UK’s most interesting fighters to watch, he will be missed but here at #WHOATV; we’ve decided to do a career perspective to one of Dana White’s favourite fighters to watch.
He started his career with an impressive knockout over Stuart Grant in Cage Rage and remained in the promotion for another 4 years and in his time he became the featherweight champion with 1 successful defence, whilst also fighting in other promotions in the UK and abroad.
In 2009, he made his debut with UCMMA and in his second and last fight with the promotion he became the featherweight champion. Pickett then joined WEC later that year and had 4 fights with the promotion winning 3, also making his Bantamweight debut in his WEC debut. When the WEC best assets were evetually folded into the UFC is where Pickett’s fame picked up pace.
His career in UFC has been up and down, his debut was against Renan Barao who was on quite a winning streak, Pickett lost the bout but he did get a fight of the night honour, his first of 4 with the promotion; in his next fight he got the win and his second fight of the night and then picked up a knockout of the night in his next appearance. 2 fights later he picked up another fight of the night and then another in the next bout, it’s easy to see why he is one of the best to watch, because win or lose he’ll always give 100%.
Pickett fights Marlon Vera this Saturday in what will be his last fight in London’s iconic O2 arena; be sure to check it out, along with his interview with #WHOATV and let us know your thoughts below, on Facebook and Twitter.