For Will Brooks, April 8 can’t come soon enough.
Brooks will share the Octagon with Charles Oliveira inside the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. Their lightweight scrap will serve as UFC 210’s main card opener. This will be Oliveira’s first official lightweight bout since Aug. 2011.
“Ill Will” is vying for a bounce back win after being finished by Alex Oliveira back in Oct. 2016. If Brooks can secure a victory, he’ll improve his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record to 20-2.
Preparation for the bout is starting to get tedious for Brooks. He told Flo Combat that he’s itching to throw leather:
“There always comes a week in training camp when you’re just over it. You’re bored with it. You do the same type of things every day, follow the same routine. It does get monotonous after awhile, and there always comes a time, before the fight, when you feel you’re ready to fight. I’m there now. My body feels right, my mind is right — I want to get in there now. Luckily, my team knows me, and they understand so they give me time when I need it during weeks like this. They know that next week I’ll be back on and in it, and things will pick up again.”