A fight pitting Jeremy Stephens against Jonathan Brookins has been added to “The Ultimate Fighter 13” finale fight card on June 4 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Stephens (19-6) is widely regarded as one of the more exciting fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division due to his brawling style. He has had difficulty gaining much traction, amassing a 6-5 record in the Octagon. Stephens is coming off of a victory over Marcus Davis at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day.
Having fought for both the WEC and Bellator in the past, Brookins (12-3) made his name in the UFC by winning the twelfth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” He defeated Michael Johnson in the TUF 12 finale, despite being embroiled in a lawsuit from Bellator claiming that he was still under an exclusive contract with them.
The last time Brookins fought for Bellator was in April of 2009. He then fought twice for G-Force Fights in 2009 and 2010 before joining the cast of TUF 12.
Aside from the TUF 13 finals, the June 4 fight card is also expected to feature former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in his UFC debut against fan favorite Clay Guida.