Will Brooks Signs With UFC And Makes Debut Against Ross Pearson At TUF 23 Finale
Fox Sports – Highly touted prospect Will Brooks has signed with the UFC and will make his debut at “The Ultimate Fighter” 23 finale where he’ll face Ross Pearson.
Sources close to the contest confirmed the bout to FOX Sports on Wednesday with bout agreements issued for the new lightweight matchup. MMAJunkie also reported the news on Wednesday after confirming the fight with UFC officials.
UFC officials later confirmed that Brooks has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion with his debut coming on July 8.
Brooks has been a coveted free agent since his previous stint with Bellator Fighting Championships came to an end recently after he was the lightweight champion in the promotion.
A member of American Top Team in Florida, Brooks is currently riding a nine-fight win streak while becoming one of the most talked about lightweights outside of the UFC. Now he’ll make his Octagon debut against a veteran in Pearson in July.
This is a big signing for the UFC. Will Brooks looks like he has the potential to be a future champion in the organization. He is well rounded and has beaten some great fighters in the sport. Pearson will be a huge challenge for him and it will be interesting to see how he deals with the step up in competition. On a side note – Every time I hear Will Brooks name I wait for the ending to the question. I.E: Will Brooks win his next fight? Will Brooks be the next champion? Will Brooks cave with all the pressure? I know his name is not Brooks but it could be. Think about that one for a minute.