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Will Brooks Says He Could Jump Off The Couch & Beat Michael Chandler

Will Brooks knows Michael Chandler is one of the best lightweights alive, but is still confident he'd beat him. At UFC 257, Chandler scored a massive first-round TKO win over Dan Hooker in his UFC debut to cement his case as a top lightweight. It was a great performance from...

Will Brooks Looks To Shake Off UFC Disappointment In PFL

Will Brooks was supposed to be a UFC champion, but the American Top Team product's tenure in the Octagon was anything but. After signing a big free agent deal with the UFC after defeating Michael Chandler to win the Bellator lightweight championship and defending his belt twice there, much...

Will Brooks Released by UFC, Signs With Professional Fighters League

Will Brooks' next bout will not be under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. After going on a three-fight skid, Brooks announced he has been released from the UFC. The former Bellator lightweight champion came into the promotion with a lot of promise. After a unanimous decision win over Ross...

Michael Chandler ‘Feels For’ Old Bellator Rival Will Brooks

Michael Chandler is somewhat surprised at Will Brooks' failure to light up the UFC since moving over from Bellator in 2016 Brooks started off his career under the Las Vegas-based promotion with a unanimous decision win over Ross Pearson. Since then, things have not gone so well. Three consecutive stoppage-losses in...

Will Brooks: ‘1-3 is Not Acceptable at All & I Take Full Responsibility’

Will Brooks knows he's in a rough spot, but don't expect him to pin the blame on anyone but himself. Brooks suffered a submission loss to Nik Lentz this past Saturday night (Nov 18). The bout took place in Sydney, Australia and was part of the UFC Fight Night 121...

UFC Sydney’s Will Brooks Ready to Ditch Being Motivated Off Anger

Will Brooks believes negativity hasn't served him well and is looking to change things up. Tomorrow night (Nov. 18), Brooks takes on Nik Lentz inside the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. The lightweight bout will be featured on the FOX Sports 1 portion of the UFC Fight Night 121 prelims. Brooks...
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UFC Fight Night 121 Serves as Chance to Shine in Australia (Editorial)

Most fight fans will be tuning in Saturday night to UFC Fight Night 121 to watch former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum take on a relative unknown in the division in Marcin Tybura. And while that is all and good, there is so much more to the card set for Australia...
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UFC Fight Night 121: Sydney Officially Picks up Will Brooks-Nik Lentz, Others

The UFC Fight Night 121 card is coming together, as three bouts were recently made official for November 19 from Sydney, Australia. Will Brooks and Nik Lentz, who were scheduled for UFC 216, will now meet in a lightweight contest in Australia. Lentz pulled out the day of the...

Nik Lentz States Body Wasn’t ‘Responding to Insulin,’ Which Resulted in UFC 216 Exit

The UFC 216 card lost a key piece Friday prior to weigh-ins, as a lightweight contest between Will Brooks and Nik Lentz was pulled. While the UFC released a statement earlier in the day regarding the manner, Lentz proceeded to do the same, explaining his side of the decision. https://twitter.com/NikLentz/status/916457007653068800 Of...

Nik Lentz: ‘I Verbally Agreed to Fight Will Brooks on Oct. 7’ (Updated)

UPDATE: Will Brooks has taken to Twitter to confirm his next bout is indeed against Nik Lentz. You can see the tweet below: https://twitter.com/ILLxWillBrooks/status/889614002527113216 It looks like Nik Lentz and Will Brooks are set to clash this fall. Lentz recently took to Twitter to reveal that he has verbally agreed to a...

Will Brooks on Holding UFC Gold: ‘I Feel it in my Bones’

Will Brooks sees an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title reign in his future. Brooks meets Charles Oliveira this Saturday night (April 8) inside the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. The lightweight tilt is expected to get the main card of UFC 210 started. This is going to be "Ill...

Charles Oliveira Sees a Future at Featherweight, Says no Room For Error Against Will Brooks

Charles Oliveira has had well-documented struggles with making weight in the past at 145lbs, yet still sees his future at featherweight.   Oliveira hit the scales a full nine pounds overweight prior to his fight with Ricardo Lamas last November. Due to his inability to make weight, he ended he wound...

UFC 210: Will The Real Will Brooks Please Stand Up (Editorial)

This coming Saturday night, former Bellator champion Will Brooks has a chance to really make an impact on the lightweight division. Brooks will kickoff the pay-per-view main card for UFC 210 from Buffalo against Charles Oliveira. The 30-year-old from Chicago has fought twice before inside the Octagon, besting Ross Pearson and...

Will Brooks: ‘I Know The Potential I Have to Become Lightweight Champion’

Will Brooks isn't letting the result of his last bout hold him down. Brooks competed against Alex Oliveira inside the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon back in Oct. 2016. "Ill Will" hadn't lost a fight since Feb. 2013. That changed when "Cowboy" earned a third-round finish over Brooks. With that fight...

Will Brooks on UFC 210 Preparation: ‘It Does Get Monotonous After Awhile’

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...