Brad Pickett, Mike Easton set fight

Updated: February 7, 2013, 4:30 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Bantamweight contender Brad Pickett will attempt to rebound from a split-decision loss when he faces Mike Easton on April 6 in Stockholm, UFC officials confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.

The promotion first revealed the UFC on Fuel TV 9 bout to Sweden-based website Kimura.se.

Pickett (22-7) was on the fast track toward a 135-pound title shot when he was derailed by Eddie Wineland on Dec. 29 at UFC 155 in Las Vegas.

After going 3-0 in UFC, Easton suffered his first loss in the Octagon on Dec. 8 -- a unanimous decision to Raphael Assuncao. Easton is 13-2 as a professional.

Light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson will meet former Strikeforce titleholder Gegard Mousasi in the main event.

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