Bradley Scott
Bear
Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 7/3/2020
Accepts two-year suspension
MiddleweightUFC
Out
October 16, 2018
Scott has accepted a two-year suspension from the USADA for a failed drug test taken in May of 2017, Damon Martin of MMA Weekly reports.
ANALYSIS
Scott tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a cocaine metabolite. The suspension dates back to July 3, 2018 (when it was first announced the fighter had been flagged for a potential violation), making him eligible to return to the octagon July 3, 2020. Scott, who is 3-5 overall under the UFC banner, is coming off a loss in his most recent fight -- a welterweight fight against Carlo Pedersoli at UFC Fight Night in Liverpool -- which is also where his in-competition urine sample was flagged.
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Flagged by USADA
MiddleweightUFC
Out
July 3, 2018
Scott has been flagged by the USADA for a failed drug test, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Scott suffered a split decision loss to Carlo Pedersoli at the end of May, giving him his second straight defeat and third over his last four fights. However, he also tested positive for a banned substance recently, which could ultimately lead to a lengthy suspension for the 29-year-old. Further word on Scott's eligibility for his next potential fight should be released shortly.
Scott drops split decision to short notice opponent Carlo Pedersoli
MiddleweightUFC
Out
May 27, 2018
Scott was defeated by Carlo Pedersoli via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Liverpool.
ANALYSIS
Scott failed to adjust his strategy in this fight which led to his decision defeat. The first round was slower paced, with Scott landing good leg kicks. Towards the end of the round he landed a big straight left that dropped the UFC newcomer, Pedersoli. He tried to follow up but Pedersoli was able to get back to his feet and seemed unaffected. The second round was where the problems started for Scott. Pedersoli seemed to have shaken off his Octagon jitters and started to be more relaxed striking. He landed body kick after body kick and had a clear speed advantage over Scott. "Semento" mixed jabs in with the body shots and Scott had no answer as Pedersoli was in and out before Scott could land a shot. Pedersoli got a takedown toward the end of the round to emphasize his dominance in the round. In the third round, "Bear"9 continued to be content to fight from the outside. There was a brief moment where he rushed Pedersoli and started to land shots. That would have been his path to victory as it would have negated the speed of the UFC newcomer. However, Scott reverted back to fighting from the outside, got taken down again, and lost the decision.
Fight with Jack Marshman dropped
MiddleweightUFC
Out
March 15, 2018
Scott's fight against Jack Marshman during UFC London at the O2 Arena on March 17 has been canceled due to concerns that the latter would not be able to safely make weight, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Marshman has never before competed at 170 pounds, which may have contributed to his troubles making weight. His manager noted that he hopes to have the fight re-scheduled. Scott was looking to make his first return to the welterweight division since 2012.
Locks in fight vs. Jack Marshman
MiddleweightUFC
Out
February 26, 2018
Scott will fight Jack Marshman at UFC London on Mar. 17, Alexander K. Lee of MMAfighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Scott will be taking the place of Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, who had to pull out of the fight due to a knee injury. Despite short notice, Scott willingly accepted the opportunity and will be dropping down to 170 pounds for the first time since competing on The Ultimate Fighter. Despite an 11-5 career record, Scott has lost two of his last three fights, including his most recent TKO defeat at the hands of Jack Hermansson. Scott will once again have to look out for the heavy hand against Marshman, who owns 13 KO/TKO wins.
Outclassed in Round 1 TKO Loss
MiddleweightUFC
Out
August 5, 2017
Scott was defeated by Jack Hermansson via TKO (strikes) at 3:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday in Mexico City.
ANALYSIS
Scott was dominated on the ground in this fight. There was a one minute feeling out process, and then Scott was taken down. Once he was taken down, "Bear" had very little to offer in the way of grappling defense. He was easily mounted and absorbed many elbows and punches from the bottom before the referee finally called a stop to the fight. Scott did not do well defending on the ground, but it is hard to gauge if his defense was poor or if Hermansson's top game was that good. Hermansson has shown dominance on the ground in past fights, so there is no shame in being beaten on the ground by the Norwegian fighter.