Brad Pickett would love a crack at the UFC’s bantamweight championship, but doesn’t expect it to happen unless he can secure at least two more wins. One of those wins must come against his next opponent, Mike Easton.
“Even if I beat Mike Easton, I’m not right back in the picture,” said Pickett on Sherdog Radio. “If I beat him in devastating fashion, maybe, but I need one other fight and then I’ll be back there. My job is just to keep winning.”
Since dropping to bantamweight, Pickett is 5-3. While Pickett has some losses during his stay, he always deliverers as he holds five fight honors. Three of those were for Fight of the Night.
At UFC 155, Eddie Wineland took a split-decision over Pickett. Wineland now gets a championship shot over the summer against interim titleholder Renan Barao. One of Pickett’s losses came to Barao, though he wasn’t a champion at that time.
After three UFC wins, Easton dropped a decision opposite Raphael Assunçao in December. He is now 13-2 in his career.
Pickett vs. Easton is scheduled for UFC on FUEL TV 9. That is on April 6 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Sweden.