Brad Pickett vs Yves Jabouin
by Dr. Octagon, J.D.
These are really good little guys. Brad Pickett has a win over Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the current flyweight champion, but that was up a weight class at featherweight. Both are very small guys, but not the smallest at 135 lbs. They’re hyping Yves Jabouin’s power, but he hasn’t knocked anyone out since 2008.
Round 1: Eye poke from Yves, big left hook from Brad. Leg kick from Brad and a left hand to boot. Yves throwing some push kicks to back Pickett up. Brad whiffs on a huge hook. Brad just standing in front of him, eats a punch and then a big knee to the face. Brad lands the left hook that time. The fighters exchange, but Pickett has the heavier hands.
Pickett eats a knee, but rattle Jabouin with a left. Brad lands a left hook. Brad lands a pair of punches. Yves lands a knee and a punch. Leg kick from Brad. Leg kick from Yves. Brad throws a big left hook and misses. Brad walks into a spinning back kick to the gut, but continues to go for the takedown. He doesn’t complete it.
Brad Pickett lands an explosive uppercut. The ref dives between the fighters, but Brad lands two more punches on the ground before the ref gets between them. Don’t let anyone tell you that the small guys never finish fights. Both these guys were throwing bombs.
That was a spectacular KO by Pickett at 3:40 of Round 1.