Exclusive: Jarred Brooks Talks UFC Fight Night 119 Matchup, Willing To Step In For Henry Cejudo


Jarred Brooks is an undefeated flyweight looking to stay that way in the UFC, even if his most recent call-out couldn't stay that way.

After his July UFC debut and subsequent victory, Brooks angled for a fight with highly touted prospect Magomed Bibulatov. Unfortunately for Brooks, Bibulatov was knocked cold by former title challenger John Moraga at UFC 216. 

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"John Moraga is a really tough dude. Demetrious Johnson fought him perfectly in my opinion... I never thought Magomed was the huge person people were bringing him up to be, but I think he's still a top 15 fighter," said Brooks. 

Brooks' UFC Fight Night 119 opponent in Deiveson Figueirdo is undefeated as well, one fight deep in the UFC, but fighting in his own country.

"He's a one punch knockout kind of guy. He's a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, but I don't see his accolades on getting back to his feet. I can stand in someone's guard all day. I'm gonna definitely have to finish him -- it's in Brazil," Brooks told Fightful.com.

After his upcoming bout in Brazil, Brooks already has his sights set on the future. He specified that he wants to fight Sergio Pettis if Henry Cejudo isn't able to make it to the show after sustaining burns to his feet. 

In the full interview, Jarred Brooks (13-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Deiveson Figueiredo (12-0) at UFC Fight Night 119 on October 28. Jarred also talks about his training camp, his rap career and potentially fighting on UFC Detroit. 

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