Ex-Bellator Champ, UFC Veteran Will Brooks Signs with Ares FC

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 30, 2020

Ares Fighting Championship has bolstered its roster with the addition of former Bellator MMA lightweight king Will Brooks.

Matchmaker Alan Murphy revealed the signing via Twitter. Brooks was slated to make his promotional debut against Martin van Staden at Ares FC 2 on Aug. 1, but that event was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Brooks experienced his greatest success in Bellator, where he captured the 155-pound belt and defended it three times before signing with the UFC. “Ill Will” went 1-3 in the Octagon before a brief stint with Professional Fighters League during its 2018 season. Most recently, Brooks suffered a submission loss to Gleison Tibau at Battlefield FC 2 on July 27.

The 33-year-old fighter also participated in a tryout for World Wrestling Entertainment this past December.

Ares FC 2, originally slated for Brussels, Belgium on April 2, has been rescheduled for Oct. 30.


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