Brad Pickett confirms move to flyweight, expected to debut on UFC London show

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

UFC bantamweight Brad Pickett is officially moving to 125 lbs, and he says his next fight will be in London next March.

Fan favorite Brad Pickett is ending his 4 year run at bantamweight and dropping to flyweight. In a tweet sent out yesterday he announced that he was headed for his 4th different weight class, and he'll make his debut next March in London:

Pickett (23-8) was torn to shreds by Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston, but he did take home a FOTN bonus, giving him 5 overall since he debuted in the WEC. The Brit has consistently been one of the most entertaining high-level competitors in the UFC, but he's just not been able to beat the upper echelon of bantamweights.

Some available highly ranked flyweights -- and this is within reason, not just vaulting him straight into top 3-4 opposition -- include Chris Cariaso and Louis Gaudinot. At 35, Pickett will be the oldest flyweight on the UFC's roster, which doesn't bode well in a division where the overwhelming majority of contenders are younger than 30.

Who do you think Pickett should fight in his flyweight debut?

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