The former Bellator Lw champion Will Brooks entered this fight with a pro mma record of 17-1-0 (53% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Eddie Alvarez). He suffered his only defeat when he faced Saad Awad in 2013 (=Brooks vs Awad), after this bout he has won eight consecutive fights taking revenge on Awad (=Brooks vs Awad 2) and defending twice the Bellator belt, the last time against Marcin Held (=Brooks vs Held).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do and Tuf 9 tournament winner Ross Pearson, has a record of 19-10-0 (63% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.42 in the same weight class. He has already fought twice in 2016 losing to Francisco Trinaldo (=Trinaldo vs Pearson) and beating Chad Laprise. Brooks vs Pearson is on the undercard of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha 2 – UFC Tuf 23 Finale. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Brooks’ previous fight: Will Brooks vs Marcin Held
Brooks’ next fight: Will Brooks vs Alex Oliveira
Pearson’s next fight: Steven Ray vs Ross Pearson
Video: (Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)
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