UFC officials have announced a featherweight bout for the TUF 16 Finale that’s set for December 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins will take on Dustin Poirier in a bout where both fighters are looking to get back on the winning side of things.
Jonathan Brookins (13-5) is coming off a submission loss to Charles Oliveira at the TUF 15 Finale in June. Brookins won the “The Ultimate Fighter” show as a lightweight, but is (1-2) since returning to the featherweight division.
Dustin Poirier (12-2) is coming off a submission loss to Chung Sung Jung at the UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in May. That bout is a “Fight of the Year” candidate and the loss cost Poirier a potential title fight against Jose Aldo. Poirier had won four consecutive fights in the UFC since coming over from the WEC during the WEC/UFC merger.
- Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson
- Mike Pyle vs. James Head
- Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier
- Nick Catone vs. TJ Waldburger
- Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana
- Vinc Pichel vs. Rustam Khabilov
- Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius
- Tim Elliot vs. Jared Papazian