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We move to the bantamweight division, as top 135ers Brad Pickett of the United Kingdom and Mike Easton of the United States scrap for a high position in the division.
Pickett is a striker with an underrated ground game and a solid resume of work. Before falling to Eddie Wineland in his latest bout, Pickett fired off wins over Yves Jabouin, Damacio Page and Ivan Menjivar.
Easton is a physical specimen also recently lost a tough bout to Raphael Assuncao. Previous to that, Easton was undefeated in the UFC with wins over Menjivar, Jared Papazian and Byron Bloodworth.
This is going to be a very interesting bout to say the least. Easton packs a major punch, but Pickett has a very solid jaw as witnessed in the Wineland fight.
Easton has good wrestling, which he should look to use early and often. Though Pickett is good on the ground, Easton could use his ground and pound to score points and soften the Brit up.
That's what "The Hulk" will do, earning a convincing decision in the process.
Prediction: Easton def. Pickett via decision