Jamie Pickett



Receives another chance
December 1, 2023
Pickett agreed to fight Eryk Anders in a middleweight bout at UFC Saudi Arabia on March 2, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
Pickett is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Josh Fremd in August and has lost four consecutive fights, so it's a bit surprising he's receiving another opportunity. Anders is also in the midst of a tough stretch with three defeats in his past four bouts.
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Losing streak hits four
August 12, 2023
Pickett lost to Josh Fremd via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC on ESPN 51 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It's an admittedly extremely low bar, but this was Pickett's best performance in quite a while, and it came against an opponent that missed weight by three pounds Friday morning. Perhaps unsure he would get another opportunity with the company, Pickett took a chunk of Fremd's fight purse and went ahead with the bout. He landed a pair of takedowns and racked up some control time, but was unable to keep Fremd pinned to the mat long enough to do any real damage. A loser of four in a row including three via stoppage, Pickett's time with the UFC has likely come to a close.
Opponent comes in heavy
August 11, 2023
Pickett's opponent Josh Fremd weighed in three pounds over the middleweight limit ahead of Saturday's matchup at UFC Vegas 78, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Pickett already had his work cut out for him as a (+270) underdog in this matchup, but now will need to decide if he wants to step in the cage against a heavy opponent. Pickett may feel compelled to take the bout, as he has been finished in each of his last three contests. "The Night Wolf" will receive a portion of Fremd's purse if this fight continues as scheduled.
Taking on Fremd
June 9, 2023
Pickett will Josh Fremd in a middleweight fight at a UFC event on August 12, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
Pickett's next chance to get back into the win column comes at the hands of Josh Fremd. The two fighters share a similar fighting style, though Pickett will look to keep the fight upright. Pickett stands two inches shorter than Fremd, though Pickett sports a four-inch reach advantage. After losing each of his last three fights, Pickett will need to be accurate in his striking to defeat Fremd.
Predictably crushed by Bo Nickal
March 4, 2023
Pickett lost to Bo Nickal via submission (arm-triangle) at 2:54 of Round 1 at UFC 285 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Thrown to the wolves and going up against arguably the best prospect this sport has ever seen, Pickett never had a chance. He was predictably taken down just moments into the fight. Jamie actually defended pretty well on the mat for well over two minutes before the inevitable tap came. Obviously no one is going to blame Pickett for a loss here, but his back-to-back stoppage defeats against Denis Tiuliulin and Kyle Daukaus in his two prior bouts are a different story entirely. It will be interesting to see if the UFC grants Pickett another opportunity. It would appear to be far from a guarantee.
Nickal fight rescheduled
October 24, 2022
Pickett's scheduled middleweight matchup against newcomer Bo Nickal has been pushed back to UFC 285 on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
The matchup was originally slated for UFC 282 on Dec. 10, but it got pushed back a month after the original announcement due to undisclosed reasons. Pickett will fortunately get to keep his shot in the spotlight against a heavily-hyped prospects, even if sportsbooks aren't giving him much of a chance. He sits as roughly a (+1200) betting underdog as of late-October.