Brad “One-Punch” Pickett (23-7) is back in the win column with a victory over BJJ blackbelt Mike Easton (13-3) at UFC on Fuel 9 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Each man shined in his specialty as Easton took majority of the grappling early, while Pickett delivered more technical strikes in the trade. The two went to war against the fence in the second, putting fans on their feet. The fight went down to the wire as Pickett clarified himself the winner with top control, attempting submissions back-to-back. No finish came as neither man willing to waiver.

Official: Brad Picket defeats Mike Easton via split-decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

The Brit stand-out Pickett now rebounds after suffering a controversial split-decision to Eddie Wineland at UFC 155 in Dec. 2012

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