Jonathan Brookins

Jonathan Brookins

Jonathan Brookins
Born (1985-08-13) August 13, 1985 (age 28)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Residence New Delhi, India
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Orlando, Florida
Team Gracie Barra Orlando
Rank purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2006-2012
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 13
By knockout 3
By submission 8
By decision 2
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Sherdog

Jonathan Quinn Brookins[1] (born August 13, 1985) is a retired American mixed martial artist who competed as a featherweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2006, Brookins has mostly fought in Florida, as well as competing in The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck. On December 4, 2010, Brookins defeated Michael Johnson to become the Ultimate Fighter and earn a contract with the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career

Background

Brookins was introduced to mixed martial arts by Charles Bennett. After meeting him and training with him, Brookins made his professional MMA debut against Allen Berube, a TUF 5 veteran. Having only trained in wrestling, Brookins surprised himself by winning via KO in under twenty seconds.[2]

Brookins has mostly fought at featherweight, most notably in World Extreme Cagefighting where he lost to Jose Aldo via TKO in the third round. Brookins would later rebound at Bellator 1 where he defeated Stephen Ledbetter via submission (rear naked choke).

Brookins then won two fights in G-Force fights, the most notable being a submission victory over Luis Palomino.

The Ultimate Fighter

Brookins then signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete in The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck.[3]

In the debut episode, Brookins faced fellow wrestler Ran Weathers. Brookins would go on to take a unanimous decision victory in two rounds.[4] Following this, Brookins was selected by Team GSP. Brookins was GSPs second pick and the fourth overall.[5]

Brookins was picked by GSP to face Sevak Magakian in the preliminary house fights. Brookins faked a takedown, which fooled Magakian. Brookins was then able to take down Magakian before attempting a standing rear naked choke. Brookins eventually secured the submission at 2:04 of the opening round.[6]

In the quarter-finals, Brookins faced Judo specialist Sako Chivitchian. Brookins was able to throw Chivitchian to the mat, which forced Chivitchian to try to stand up. Brookins then got hooks in and worked for a rear naked choke, eventually sealing it soon after, to advance to the semi-finals.[7]

In the semi-final round, Brookins faced team-mate Kyle Watson. In a somewhat lopsided bout, Brookins controlled Watson on the ground to take a 30–27 judges decision.[8] The win moved Brookins into the finals against Michael Johnson.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Brookins defeated Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale. In the first round, Brookins was dominated on the feet by Johnson. However, he pulled through and used his wrestling to edge rounds 2 and 3, taking the unanimous decision to become The Ultimate Fighter.

Brookins was expected to face John Makdessi on April 30, 2011 at UFC 129.[9] However, Brookins was pulled from the bout and replaced by Kyle Watson.[10]

Brookins was expected to face Jeremy Stephens on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.[11] However, Brookins was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Danny Downes.[12]

Brookins returned to featherweight for his next fight and faced Erik Koch on September 17, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 25.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Brookins was expected to face Rani Yahya on February 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 1.[14] However, Yahya was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Vagner Rocha.[15] Brookins won via KO in the first round.

Brookins faced Charles Oliveira on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.[16] He lost the fight via submission due to an anaconda choke in the second round.

Brookins next faced Dustin Poirier on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale.[17] He lost the back-and-forth fight via submission in the first round.

On December 21, 2012, Brookins decided to retire from MMA in order to move to India and devote his time to practicing Yoga full-time.

Mixed martial arts record

|- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|13–6 |Dustin Poirier ||Submission (d'arce choke) |The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale |02012-12-15December 15, 2012 |align=center|1 |align=center|4:15 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|13–5 |Charles Oliveira |Submission (anaconda choke) |The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale |02012-06-01June 1, 2012 |align=center|2 |align=center|2:42 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|13–4 |Vagner Rocha |KO (punches) |UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger |02012-02-15February 15, 2012 |align=center|1 |align=center|1:32 |Omaha, Nebraska, United States | |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|12–4 |Erik Koch |Decision (unanimous) |UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger |02011-09-17September 17, 2011 |align=center|3 |align=center|5:00 |New Orleans, Louisiana, United States |Return to Featherweight |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|12–3 |Michael Johnson |Decision (unanimous) |The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale |02010-12-04December 4, 2010 |align=center|3 |align=center|5:00 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |Won The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|11–3 |Yosdenis Cedeño |Decision (unanimous) |G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 3 |02010-02-04February 4, 2010 |align=center|3 |align=center|5:00 |Miami, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|10–3 |Luis Palomino |Submission (rear-naked choke) |G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 2 |02009-09-26September 26, 2009 |align=center|2 |align=center|1:44 |Coral Gables, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|9-3 |Stephen Ledbetter |Submission (rear-naked choke) |Bellator 1 |02009-04-03April 3, 2009 |align=center|1 |align=center|3:32 |Hollywood, Florida, United States | |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|8-3 |José Aldo |TKO (punches) |WEC 36 |02008-11-05November 5, 2008 |align=center|3 |align=center|0:45 |Hollywood, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|8-2 |Jose Santibanez |Submission (rear-naked choke) |South Coast Promotions |02008-07-18July 18, 2008 |align=center|1 |align=center|2:07 |Houston, Texas, United States | |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|7–2 |Greg Loughran |Decision (split) |CWFC USA: Battle Royale |02008-03-29March 29, 2008 |align=center|3 |align=center|5:00 |Kissimmee, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|7–1 |Jose Figueroa |Submission (guillotine choke) |WEF: King of the Streets |02007-12-01December 1, 2007 |align=center|1 |align=center|2:47 |Kissimmee, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|6–1 |Donald Brook |Submission (punches) |Harmful Intent Promotions 2 |02007-11-03November 3, 2007 |align=center|1 |align=center|0:35 |Estero, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|5–1 |Yves Jabouin |Submission (elbows) |Ultimate Warrior Challenge 2 |02007-06-30June 30, 2007 |align=center|2 |align=center|3:35 |Jacksonville, Florida, United States | |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|4–1 |Harris Sarmiento |Decision (unanimous) |Shakedown: Maui vs. Oahu |02007-05-19May 19, 2007 |align=center|3 |align=center|5:00 |Hawaii, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|4–0 |Sean Bartlett |TKO (punches) |Combat Fighting Championships 3 |02007-02-17February 17, 2007 |align=center|1 |align=center|4:05 |Orlando, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|3–0 |Ryan Nakamura |Submission (rear-naked choke) |Combat Fighting Championship 2 |02006-09-23September 23, 2006 |align=center|1 |align=center|1:09 |Orlando, Florida, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|2–0 |York Ash |Submission (guillotine choke) |Full Throttle 8 |02006-08-11August 11, 2006 |align=center|1 |align=center|3:58 |Atlanta, Georgia, United States | |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|1–0 |Allen Berube |KO (punch) |Combat Fighting Championship |02006-07-15July 15, 2006 |align=center|1 |align=center|0:19 |Orlando, Florida, United States | |}

References

External links

  • Official UFC Profile
  • Sherdog