Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks is primed to resurrect his career in the Professional Fighters League, and his path starts on Thursday in Chicago against Luiz Firmino at PFL 2.
PFL 2 will take place at the Chicago Theather on Thursday and has have a seasonal format in which fighters will compete for a $1 million prize and a championship.
Brooks, also an Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, tipped the scales today at 156 pounds, clearing the way for the bill’s headlining scrap against World Series of Fighting vet Firmino, who weighed-in at 154.5.
The event will also feature the PFL debut of another UFC veteran in Chris Wade (156), who takes on Natan Schulte (155). Also, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison (155) will be making her long-awaited mixed martial arts debut against Brittney Elkin (155.5).
The main card will air live on NBCSN, with the preliminary bouts streaming free on Facebook.
PFL 2's Weigh-in Results:Luiz Firmino (154.5) vs. Will Brooks (156)
Efrain Escudero (*162) vs. Jason High (155.5)
Rashid Yusupov (204) vs. Rakim Cleveland (206)
Kayla Harrison (155) vs. Brittney Elkin (155.5)
Brian Foster (154.5) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156)
Ronny Markes (206) vs. Sean O'Connell (205.5)
Smealinho Rama (205.5) vs. Brandon Halsey (205.5)
Islam Mamedov (155) vs. Yuki Kawana (155.5)
Maxim Grishin (205.5) vs. Jason Butcher (205)
Thiago Tavares (155.5) vs. Robert Watley (155)
Chris Wade (156) vs. Natan Schulte (155)
Dan Spohn (202.5) vs. Bazigit Ataev (203.5)
Vinny Magalhaes (205) vs. Jamie Abdallah (205)
* Late-notice addition Efrain Escudero missed weight by six pounds.