EAST END BOY

From the East end of London, to the bright lights of the Octagon and beyond.
Brad Pickett has come a long way. Brad now lives in South London with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Buddy, and their cavapoo, Bonnie. With years of training, competing, media obligations, coaching and, indeed, winning under his belt, Brad is starting to focus on the next stage of his career.

But before that, there’s still one more walk to the Octagon ahead…

FIGHT BACKGROUND

Brad first got into the world of fighting by taking up boxing as a second sport to football in order to increase his upper body strength.  He joined Wellingborough ABC, where his natural ability and power didn’t go unnoticed, and within 3 months was offered his first fight.  This resulted in a first round KO and Brad then went on to a successful amateur career of 11 -1 with 7 wins coming by way of KO.

A bad knee injury through football forced Brad to take some time away from boxing and it wasn’t until he moved back down to London that he began to try and find his passion for the sport.

He joined the Peacock Gym in Canning Town and despite enjoying the training, he never really found the appetite for competing he once had. It was at this stage that a friend introduced him to the world of mixed martial arts, by taking him along to the Elite Fighting System, in South London. In Brad’s first session, he got totally owned by a 16 year old, leaving him with a burning desire to learn the sport of MMA.

Brad had found his spiritual home and the rest is history…