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Report: Former Bellator champ Will Brooks to return to the Octagon at UFC 216

Tom Taylor - July 25, 2017

UFC 216, which is schedule for October 7 inside Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena, is reported to have grown by one interesting lightweight matchup. This matchup will pit former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks against Nik Lentz. This news comes from MMAJunkie.com. Though Brooks stood out as one of the finest lightweights in the world at the height of his Bellator reign, his UFC career has been undeniably disappointing. After debuting with a fairly competitive decision win over Ross Pearson, he was pummelled into unconsciousness by third-round punches dealt by an overweight Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. From there, things went from bad to worse, as he was tapped out by a standing rear-naked choke from former featherweight contender Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira. Despite his recent skid, it appears Brooks will be given an another shot against Lentz.

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UFC 210 Results: Charles Oliveira submits Will Brooks (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2017

UFC 210 Results: Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira A lightweight bout between Will Brooks and Charles Oliveira kicked off tonight’s UFC 210 main card in Buffalo, New York.

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Will Brooks almost fully recovered from rib injury, eyes January return

bjpenndotcom - October 21, 2016

In the beginning of October, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon for his second UFC appearance on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Brooks was stepping into the Octagon against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was supposed to be making his lightweight debut at the event. The day prior however, when the Portland Athletic Commission opened up the scales for early weigh-ins, Olivera was one of the first fighters on the scale, coming in 5.5 pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit of 156 pounds. While Brooks was given the option to decline the fight given that Oliveira came in quite a bit over the weight limit, he opted to fight ‘Cowboy’. Unfortunately, when the two stepped in the Octagon, an early knee from Oliveira injured one of Brooks’ ribs. As the fight progressed, the injury became more & more severe, with Oliveira ultimately securing the 3rd round TKO win.

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Will Brooks gives update on rib injury following Alex Oliveira fight

bjpenndotcom - October 8, 2016

Earlier this month, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon to fight Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ despite the fact that Oliveira weighed-in five pounds over the lightweight limit of 156 pounds in a non-title fight. While Brooks started the fight out strong, an early rib injury began to hinder his performance. Ultimately, by the third round, the injury was so severe that Brooks, noticeably in pain, was TKOd before being taken out on a stretcher.

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Will Brooks

VIDEO | Will Brooks Blasts Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira for Massive Weigh In Miss

Tom Taylor - September 30, 2016

I'm still here to fight. pic.twitter.com/nBQbUf4Ugp — Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) September 30, 2016

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Will Brooks: "I want to fight Michael Johnson" after disrespecting Poirier following KO

bjpenndotcom - September 26, 2016

When Will Brooks tuned in to watch his friend and part-time teammate Dustin Poirier take on Michael Johnson, he was confident that Dustin would continue his win streak at lightweight. But after Johnson knocked Poirier out a minute and a half into the first round, Brooks took notice of how Johnson handled himself following the win. Brooks spoke about Michael Johnson’s post-fight antics on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’ and revealed a desire to fight Johnson after his controversial celebration over a knocked out Dustin Poirier: