by Lee Whitehead – MMAWeekly.com
Following impressive performances at this past weekend’s FX3 fight card in Reading, England, two of the main card protagonists will be meeting each other at Cage Rage 26. MMAWeekly.com can confirm that Paul Reed and Brad Pickett will be facing each other on the promotion’s Birmingham debut at the NEC Arena.

For Pickett this fight mark’s his return to the promotion’s main stage following his successful win via guillotine choke over Frederic Fernandez and still leaves the path clear for him to fight for the FX3 world featherweight title against his previous opponent’s brother, Emmanuel Fernandez.

Paul Reed, by contrast, comes off a loss against the aforementioned Emmanuel Fernandez, but was impressive in his showing against the champion. His appearance against Pickett at Cage Rage will be an introduction for him into a division that is stacked full of potential future match-ups.

Cage Rage 26 Bouts (confirmed):
-Ian Freeman vs. Paul Cahoon
-Ross Pointon vs. Ross Mason
-Mark Epstein vs. Matt Ewin
-James Zikic vs. Rodney Faverus
-Henrique Nogueria vs. Marc Goddard
-Kev Sims vs. Popek Rak
-Harvey Harra vs. Gary Kelly
-Brad Pickett vs. Paul Reed

Cage Rage 26 Bouts (unconfirmed):
-Paul Daley vs. Aaron Wetherspoon