Will Brooks Buries The Hatchet With TUF 23 Finale Opponent Ross Pearson

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Former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks made his debut with the UFC Friday night at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, scoring a decision victory over Ross Pearson.

The 29-year-old Brooks (19-1), who left Bellator as the titleholder, developed a Twitter “feud” with Pearson in the weeks leading up to their contest. But once it was all said and done, the American Top Team fighter buried the hatchet.

Brooks has now won each of his last three fights via decision and holds two victories over current Bellator champion Michael Chandler. He suffered his lone career loss to date in 2013 at the hands of Saad Awad, avenging that defeat with a decision win later that year.

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