Will Brooks vs. Luiz Firmino Tops Lineup for Professional Fighters League 2 in Chicago on June 21

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 2, 2018


Former Bellator MMA lightweight king Will Brooks will lock horns with Luiz Firmino in the Professional Fighters League 2 main event on June 21 in Chicago.

The recently rebranded promotion confirmed the matchup on Wednesday. Additionally, Olympic judo gold medalist will make her MMA debut against an as-yet-to-be announced opponent. PFL 2 takes place at Chicago Theater. The evening’s four main card bouts will air on NBC Sports Network, while the opening nine preliminary contests will stream via Facebook.

After a successful stint as Bellator 155-pound champion, Brooks struggled to a 1-3 mark in the UFC. “Ill Will” last appeared at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18, when he was submitted in the second round by Nik Lentz. Brooks own an 18-4 professional mark overall.

Firmino rebounded from consecutive losses to Brian Foster and Justin Gaethje under the World Series of Fighting banner to earn a first-round TKO stoppage of Eddy Ellis at PFL “Everett” last July. The 36-year-old Brazilian is 20-8 over the course of his career with notable wins over Jacob Volkmann, Tyson Griffin and Caros Fodor, among others.

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