Brad Picket Comes Out of Retirement, Signs with ACB

Brad Pickett is coming out of retirement after signing a new deal with ACB with his debut already scheduled for August

Just over a year after he retired from the sport, Brad Pickett is ready to resume his career after signing a new deal to join ACB.

The promotion announced the news on Thursday.

Pickett retired from the sport in 2017 after suffering a TKO loss to Marlon Vera at a UFC Fight Night event in London after he previously announced that would be his final fight.

Pickett closed out his tenure with the UFC going 1-6 in his final seven fights but he’s obviously got the itch to return to fighting after inking a new deal with ACB.

“I’m delighted and excited to sign with ACB. They’re a great organization doing exciting things within the sport,” Pickett said in a press release. “I retired as I had fell out of love with the sport. My health and body are great and coaching the fighters at the gym has given me a desire to return

“I’m back! Anyone who fights me, will know that you’re in a fight for sure!”

Pickett is scheduled to make his return to action on Aug. 11 as part of the ACB show in London but no opponent has been named as of yet.

At 39, Pickett has 39 professional bouts on his resume with a record 25-14 and he will now hold his 40th fight as part of the ACB roster.

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