Jonathan Brookins vs. Jeremy Stephens expected for TUF 13 FinalePosted on February 17, 2011, 09:31 PM by Joey Santosus
A Lightweight clash between The Ultimate Fighter 12 winner Jonathan Brookins and veteran Jeremy Stephens is reportedly in the works for the TUF 13 Finale.
The bout will likely be featured alongside the final match-ups of this season's Ultimate Fighter 13 Welterweight tournament on Spike TV in June.
Stephens (19-6) rebounded strong from his split decision loss to Melvin Guillard in September by scoring a third round knockout victory over Marcus Davis at UFC 125. The win earned him knockout of the night honors and makes him 3-1 in his last four outings, with additional victories over Sam Stout and Justin Buchholz.
An early favorite on the 12th season of the Ultimate Fighter, Brookins (12-3) did not disappoint, as he went on to defeat Michael Johnson in the finale to secure the coveted six-figure contract. Prior to his time on the reality series, the 25 year-old fought for other well-known promotions such as the WEC and Bellator and is currently riding a four-fight win streak.
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale is set to take place June 4th from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by the show's tournament final bout and is also expected to feature a Lightweight showdown between top contenders Anthony Pettis and Clay Guida.