TUF 16 Finale: Dustin Poirier returns to fight Jonathan Brookins on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas

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Budgellism
10/20/12 6:38:31PM
We'll see the return of one later this year when Dustin Poirier makes his way back to the Octagon for his first time since his "Fight of the Year" candidate against Chan Sung Jung back at UFC on FUEL TV 3 in May at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

He'll take on Jonathan Brookins at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 Finale on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC.com brought word of the planned bout.

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Poor_Franklin
10/20/12 6:54:13PM
great fight! WAR POIRIER!
DrivenDavies15
10/20/12 6:59:31PM
Nice fight, but a very tough one for Brookins, I see Poirier dominating and getting back on track
BuffaloDave
10/20/12 7:05:26PM

Posted by DrivenDavies15

Nice fight, but a very tough one for Brookins, I see Poirier dominating and getting back on track



Definitely a tough fight Jon-a-tin (GSP Voice).

Should be a fun fight.
FastKnockout
10/20/12 7:38:13PM
Good test for him as his first fight after switching camps. I'll be cheering for Brookins, though.
sparky
10/20/12 9:59:40PM
Awesome match up both are young up and coming prospects, should make for a great fight
Samps
10/20/12 11:52:44PM
Yet another loss for Brookins, wouldn't be surprised if he eventually let go. But this is a great way for Dustin to get back on track. I think his loss to KZ was actually good for him. Athough I have to admit I'm a big fan of both, KZ and Dustin that is. Not Brookins. Johnson would destroy him now if they rematched their TUF finale fight
Bubbles
10/21/12 2:52:40AM
not making it easy for a TUF winner
shaneTpain
10/21/12 9:10:04AM
Yeah poor Brookins haha i hope they dont cut him after this loss
thevoodooninja
10/21/12 9:17:49AM
i like bookins and i'll be pulling for him but i dont see it ending well for him
JLS1980
10/21/12 7:07:28PM
I am a big fan of the Diamond and was wondering win he was going to fight again.
Happy to see him back in action and he should get past Brookins fairly easy IMO. At 23 yrs old Poirier will do nothing but improve and something tells me we'll see an even better Poirier in this fight.

War Dustin.
KungFuMaster
10/21/12 9:34:07PM
Dustin has a lot to lose in this fight by fighting a lower tier guy. Maybe he's trying to re-invent himself after the lost to the Zombie - so in that sense, this could be a good rebound fight for him to help rebuild and restructure his fighting style and confidence.

I'm not saying Dustin will steamroll over Brookins but on paper Dustin should have the advantage.
JLS1980
10/21/12 9:45:58PM

Posted by KungFuMaster

Dustin has a lot to lose in this fight by fighting a lower tier guy. Maybe he's trying to re-invent himself after the lost to the Zombie - so in that sense, this could be a good rebound fight for him to help rebuild and restructure his fighting style and confidence.

I'm not saying Dustin will steamroll over Brookins but on paper Dustin should have the advantage.



Brookins is no Korean Zombie. And I think the UFC put Dustin against him to get him a fairly easy win and to get him back on track.

If and when Dustin wins I'd like a Poirier vs Nunes or Swanson fight. Those would be some kick ass fights IMO.
KungFuMaster
10/21/12 10:57:05PM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by KungFuMaster

Dustin has a lot to lose in this fight by fighting a lower tier guy. Maybe he's trying to re-invent himself after the lost to the Zombie - so in that sense, this could be a good rebound fight for him to help rebuild and restructure his fighting style and confidence.

I'm not saying Dustin will steamroll over Brookins but on paper Dustin should have the advantage.



Brookins is no Korean Zombie. And I think the UFC put Dustin against him to get him a fairly easy win and to get him back on track.

If and when Dustin wins I'd like a Poirier vs Nunes or Swanson fight. Those would be some kick ass fights IMO.



I like Dustin's chances against Brookins but don't count out Brookins. Dustin gassed hard against the Zombie.
JLS1980
10/22/12 1:47:43AM

Posted by KungFuMaster

I like Dustin's chances against Brookins but don't count out Brookins. Dustin gassed hard against the Zombie.



This is MMA and I know you can't count anybody out.
But you gotta keep in mind that Brookins vs Poirier will be nothing like TKZ vs Poirier. Those 2 guys put on a high pace show for us about 5 months ago at the Fairfax, Va main event.
It was also a 5 round fight. Probably one of the best fights of the year.
I'm sure you watched the fight. Right? Every single part of that fight was great.
This is gonna be a 3 rounder with Poirier and Brookins. And I'm sure Dustin has been and will be training/preparing himself like never before.
Brookins is a good fighter don't get me wrong but he's not even close as good as the Zombie.

*If you are interested in the future, I'll Av bet you. Not that Poirier wins but that he finishes Brookins. Let me know if you are interested.


Samps
10/22/12 2:30:21AM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by KungFuMaster

Dustin has a lot to lose in this fight by fighting a lower tier guy. Maybe he's trying to re-invent himself after the lost to the Zombie - so in that sense, this could be a good rebound fight for him to help rebuild and restructure his fighting style and confidence.

I'm not saying Dustin will steamroll over Brookins but on paper Dustin should have the advantage.



Brookins is no Korean Zombie. And I think the UFC put Dustin against him to get him a fairly easy win and to get him back on track.

If and when Dustin wins I'd like a Poirier vs Nunes or Swanson fight. Those would be some kick ass fights IMO.



Poirier/Nunes or Poirier/Swanson would be awesome
aussiemma
10/22/12 5:43:04AM
brookins still has horrible stand-up and unlike michael johnson i have not seen much improvement or evolution since his time on tuf. poirer can ko him or grind a decision out.
KungFuMaster
10/22/12 12:52:48PM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by KungFuMaster

I like Dustin's chances against Brookins but don't count out Brookins. Dustin gassed hard against the Zombie.



This is MMA and I know you can't count anybody out.
But you gotta keep in mind that Brookins vs Poirier will be nothing like TKZ vs Poirier. Those 2 guys put on a high pace show for us about 5 months ago at the Fairfax, Va main event.
It was also a 5 round fight. Probably one of the best fights of the year.
I'm sure you watched the fight. Right? Every single part of that fight was great.
This is gonna be a 3 rounder with Poirier and Brookins. And I'm sure Dustin has been and will be training/preparing himself like never before.
Brookins is a good fighter don't get me wrong but he's not even close as good as the Zombie.

*If you are interested in the future, I'll Av bet you. Not that Poirier wins but that he finishes Brookins. Let me know if you are interested.





Yeah, I'm gonna bet against the guy who I think will win.