Pickett set for Notts landing
British duo confirmed for Nottingham UFC event
By Jonathan Witty - Twitter: @skybet_Jonathan. Last Updated: June 14, 2012 8:04pm
Brad Pickett: Ready to return to UK soil
Bantamweight contender Brad Pickett is set to face Yves Jabouin when the UFC returns to the UK on September 29.
Nottingham hosts its first UFC event, UFC on Fuel 5, at the Capital FM Arena and Pickett will be aiming to record his second win of the year against the Canadian star.
Aside from Pickett v Jabouin, the other confirmed bout sees Ultimate Fighter 15 semi-finalist Andy Ogle making his debut against fellow TUF Alumni Akira Corassani.
Further bouts have yet to be confirmed, but Nottingham fighter Dan Hardy has been linked with an appearance in his home town.
"We are very excited to be going to Nottingham for the first time," said UFC Managing Director of International Business, Marshall Zelaznik.
"Some of the biggest names in British mixed martial arts are from Nottingham and the fans have been campaigning for us to bring a fight here for years.
"The UK fans are among the most passionate UFC supporters on Earth and this is going to be a special night."
UFC on Fuel 5 represents the first time the organisation has held an event in the UK since UFC 138 last November.