Michael Johnson (8-4) and Jonathan Brookins (11-3) will square off in the finale on Saturday night at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Johnson was the first selection for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s team. He fought his way into the final by defeating Pablo Garza, Aaron Wilkinson, and Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres during the season. Johnson took the final step into the finals with a split decision victory over Nam Phan.
With Johnson being St-Pierre’s first choice, it would only be appropriate that Brookins, St-Pierre’s second pick, would be the fighter to face Johnson in the finals. Brookins made his way to the finals by winning a unanimous decision over Kyle Watson in the semifinals after defeating Ran Weather, Sevak Magakian, and Sako Chivitchian earlier in the season.