Brad Pickett is moving down to the flyweight division and will make his debut in the division against Ian McCall at the UFC fight card in London on March 8th.
The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Tuesday afternoon and the bout will be place on the main card.
The UFC fight card in London on March 8th will come from the O2 Arena in London and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout as Alexander Gustafsson meets Jimi Manuwa.
Pickett (23-8) went 3-3 in the UFC bantamweight division and won a fight night bonus in five of those fights. He is coming off a submission defeat against Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 26 and the bout was awarded the fight of the night bonus.
After being winless in his first three UFC fights, McCall (12-4-1) defeated Illiarde Santos at UFC 163 for his first UFC victory. He won the fight of the night bonus and it was the second time in his four UFC fights that he has won the fight of the night bonus.
The current fight card for the UFC event on March 8th is below.
Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) vs. Jimi Manuwa (14-0)
Melvin Guillard (31-12-2, 2NC) vs. Ross Pearson (15-6, 1NC)
Ilir Latifi (7-3, 1NC) vs. Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1)
Brad Pickett (23-8) vs. Ian McCall (12-4-1)