The push for Ireland’s Neil Seery to be signed by the UFC paid off, as officials have confirmed he will make his Octagon debut against Brad Pickett next month.
Seery steps in for an injured Ian McCall at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manawa on March 8 from the O2 Arena in London. The bout will be part of the UFC Fight Pass main card.
Seery (13-9) has won his last four fights and is the Cage Warriors flyweight champion. Three of his four victories in that span have been by finish, including a pair of submission wins.
Pickett (23-8) is coming off a loss to Michael McDonald. He will be making his debut at flyweight after going 3-3 at bantamweight for the UFC.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Lightweight: Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson
Flyweight: Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Omari Akhmedov
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/12:30 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Cyrille Diabate vs. Ilir Latifi
Middleweight: Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson
Middleweight: Brad Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
Bantamweight: Davey Grant vs. Roland Delorme
Welterweight: Igor Araujo vs. Danny Mitchell
Flyweight: Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris