Jamie Pickett

Jamie Russell Pickett[1] (born August 29, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jamie Pickett
BornJamie Russell Pickett[1]
(1988-08-29) August 29, 1988 (age 34)
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Other namesThe Nightwolf
ResidenceRose Hill, North Carolina, United States[2]
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach80.0 in (203 cm)[3]
Fighting out ofWilmington, North Carolina
TeamThe Hit Pit MMA[2]
Port City Sports Performance[2]
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Salter[4]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins13
By knockout8
By submission1
By decision4
Losses8
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Pickett lived with his grandparents growing up in Chinquapin, North Carolina, due to his father being in prison and his mom, a drug user, leaving the family when he was young.[5][6] His mother returned for Pickett and his two half brothers when he was eight, however she was still using drugs. The government eventually got involved, and after a battle in court, Pickett ended up living with his father's parents, while his two half-brothers lived with his mom's parents, beginning at the age of nine or ten.[5] Pickett initially started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 19 and dabbled into mixed martial arts in 2009.[6] Jamie ended up dropping out of high school at East Duplin High School in North Carolina[citation needed]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Making his professional debut at Conflick Cage Fighting against Tyler Minton, Pickett lost the bout via unanimous decision. Pickett then defeated Brian McGinnis via TKO in the first round at Charity Fight Round 1, followed by a loss to Joshua Williams via second-round rear-naked choke at Warfare 9: Apocalypse. Pickett defeated his next six opponents, with the first five coming by stoppages, culminating in Pickett defeating Rashawn Spencer via unanimous decision at Conflict MMA 42 Charlotte.[7]

Pickett appeared in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Dana White's Contender Series 1 web-series program on July 11, 2017, facing Charles Byrd.[8] He lost the fight via a technical submission in round one.[9]

At the 864 Fighting Championship, Pickett defeated Crishian Torres via TKO in the first round. He defeated Elijah Gobille via TKO in round one at Next Level Fight Club 10.[7]

Pickett was invited onto Dana White's Contender Series 17 on June 18, 2019, where he faced Punahele Soriano. He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[10]

At NLFC 11 Pickett defeated Jacquis Williams via unanimous decision.[7]

Headlining Dana White's Contender Series 30, he defeated Jhonven Pati via TKO in the second round, earning a UFC contract.[11]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his promotional debut, Pickett faced Tafon Nchukwi at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal on December 19, 2020. He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[12]

Pickett faced Jordan Wright on May 15, 2021, at UFC 262.[13] He lost the bout via TKO in the first round.[14]

Pickett was scheduled to face Laureano Staropoli on October 9, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez.[15] However, after one of his coaches tested positive for COVID-19, the bout was moved to October 23 at UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori.[16] Pickett won the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Pickett was scheduled to face Caio Borralho on January 15, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 32.[18] Borralho pulled out of the bout due to unknown reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Joseph Holmes.[19] Pickett won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

In a quick turn around, Pickett faced Kyle Daukaus, replacing Julian Marquez, on February 19, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 201.[21] He lost the bout via d'arce choke in the first round.[22]

Pickett was scheduled to face Abdul Razak Alhassan on July 9, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 39.[23] However, Alhassan pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Denis Tiuliulin.[24] The bout was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons and moved to UFC 279.[25] Pickett lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[26]

Pickett was scheduled to face Bo Nickal on December 10, 2022 at UFC 282.[27] However, it was announced in late October that Nickal withdrew due to injury and the bout was scrapped.[28]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Next Level Fight Club
    • NLFC Middleweight Championship (One Time)
      • Two successful title defenses

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 13 wins 8 losses
By knockout 8 2
By submission 1 3
By decision 4 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–8 Denis Tiuliulin TKO (knees and punches) UFC 279 September 10, 2022 2 4:52 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Tiuliulin was deducted 1 point in round 2 due to a groin strike.
Loss 13–7 Kyle Daukaus Submission (brabo choke) UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill February 19, 2022 1 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (195 lb) bout.
Win 13–6 Joseph Holmes Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Chikadze January 15, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–6 Laureano Staropoli Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori October 23, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–6 Jordan Wright TKO (punches) UFC 262 May 15, 2021 1 1:04 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 11–5 Tafon Nchukwi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal December 19, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–4 Jhonoven Pati TKO (punches) Dana White's Contender Series 30 August 25, 2020 2 0:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–4 Jaquis Williams Decision (unanimous) Next Level Fight Club 11 September 28, 2019 3 5:00 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Catchweight (211 lb) bout.
Loss 9–4 Punahele Soriano Decision (unanimous) Dana White's Contender Series 17 June 18, 2019 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–3 Elijah Gbollie, Jr. TKO (strikes) Next Level Fight Club 10 February 2, 2019 1 4:32 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Return to Middleweight.
Win 8–3 Cristhian Torres TKO (doctor stoppage) 864 Fighting Championship: Fight 4 May 26, 2018 1 3:03 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Loss 7–3 Charles Byrd Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) Dana White's Contender Series 1 July 11, 2017 1 4:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–2 Rashaun Spencer Decision (unanimous) Conflict MMA 42 November 12, 2016 3 5:00 Indian Trail, North Carolina, United States
Win 6–2 Doug Usher KO (punch) Legacy FC 47 October 16, 2015 2 2:32 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 5–2 Marcus Finch TKO (punches) Next Level Fight Club 3 September 19, 2015 3 4:41 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Defended the NLFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 4–2 Savalas Williams TKO (punches) Next Level Fight Club 2 June 20, 2015 1 2:42 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Defended the NLFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 3–2 Nick Poythress TKO Next Level Fight Club 1 February 28, 2015 2 1:16 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Won the vacant NLFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 2–2 Jason Fann Submission (punches) The Truth Event August 23, 2014 1 2:00 Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 1–2 Joshua Williams Submission (rear-naked choke) Warfare 9: Apocalypse June 21, 2013 2 1:59 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Win 1–1 Brian McGinnis TKO (doctor stoppage) Charity Fight: Round 1 August 25, 2012 1 3:50 Kenansville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 0–1 Tyler Minton Decision (unanimous) Conflick Cage Fighting September 24, 2011 3 5:00 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 18, 2019
  2. ^ a b c Lucas Grandsire (November 6, 2020). Jamie Pickett talks Tafon Nchukwi fight, MMA in North Carolina, almost quitting MMA – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com.
  4. ^ Jamie Pickett [@jamiepickettmma] (August 29, 2018). "So my bjj coach/teammate doesn't know my bday is tomorrow but he gave me a really good gift. Got three strips on my brown belt tonight" – via Instagram.
  5. ^ a b Baldwin, Nick (2017-05-21). "Alone, but not afraid: Jamie Pickett's rocky upbringing". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2021-10-05.
  6. ^ a b "Thefightday – Jamie Pickett vs". thefightday.com. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c "Across The Pond Profile: UFC fighter Jamie Pickett | MMA UK". 2021-05-06. Retrieved 2021-10-05.
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  9. ^ "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series: Week 1 Results". Cage Pages. 2017-07-12. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  10. ^ MMA, LowKick (2019-06-19). "Dana White's Contender Series 17 Results: Two Fighters Earn Contracts". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  11. ^ "Dana White's Contender Series 30 results: Four more fighters score UFC deals". MMA Junkie. 2020-08-25. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  12. ^ Dan Doherty (December 19, 2020). "UFC Vegas 17 Results: Tafon Nchukwi Overwhelms Jamie Pickett". cagesidepress.com.
  13. ^ Jamal Boussenaf (2021-03-08). "Middleweight gevecht tussen Jordan Wright en Jamie Pickett tijdens UFC 262". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-02-17.
  14. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-05-15). "UFC 262 Results: Jordan Wright Flattens Jamie Pickett". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  15. ^ "Laureano Staropoli vs. Jamie Pickett added to the Oct. 9 card – Explica .co". www.explica.co. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
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  17. ^ Mercado, Eddie (2021-10-23). "UFC Vegas 41 results & video: Rodrigues hits standing TKO on Park, Herbert storms Worthy's castle". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2021-10-23.
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  19. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-12-23). "Vijf nieuwe gevechten aangekondigd door Team Iridium Sports voor verschillende UFC evenementen". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-02-17.
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  21. ^ Heck, Mike (2022-02-08). "With Julian Marquez out, Kyle Daukaus now meets Jamie Pickett at UFC Vegas 48". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  22. ^ Miller, Timothy (2022-02-19). "UFC Vegas 48: Kyle Daukaus Back in Win Column with D'Arce Sub of Jamie Pickett". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  23. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-04-27). "Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jamie Pickett Booked For UFC's July 9 Card". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  24. ^ Dorff, Marcel. Twitter https://twitter.com/BigMarcel24/status/1540496419978616833. Retrieved 26 June 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  26. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-09-10). "UFC 279: With Point Deducted, Denis Tiuliulin Takes Judges Out of Equation, Stops Jamie Pickett". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  27. ^ "Bo Nickal set to debut at UFC 282 vs. Jamie Pickett". MMA Junkie. 2022-09-29. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  28. ^ Nolan King (2022-10-21). "Bo Nickal off UFC 282 vs. Jamie Pickett; promotion targeting new debut plans". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  29. ^ Sherdog.com. "Jamie Pickett". Sherdog.

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