Cage Warriors flyweight champion Neil Seery has signed for the UFC and is set to take on Brad Pickett in London next month, replacing the injured Ian McCall.
The announcement was made this afternoon by the UFC, with speculation rampant over the last week that Seery may or may not get the call by Sean Shelby.
Fight Announcement! Brad Pickett will meet Dubliner Neil Seery at #UFCLondon on March 8th. Seery replaces the injured Ian McCall.
— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) February 20, 2014
An online campaign by Irish MMA fans and media alike, using the hashtag ‘#2Tap4UFC‘, looks to have worked as Seery is set to become the second Irishman on the UFC’s roster after Conor McGregor.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 20, 2014
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) February 20, 2014
Absolutely Made up for Neil getting the callup to the big show Long overdue and couldn’t of happened to a more hardworking dedicated person
— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) February 20, 2014
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) February 20, 2014
Photo Credit – Dolly Clew / Cage Warriors