Jonathan Brookins vs Dustin Poirier, Tim Elliott vs Jared Papazian Added to TUF 16 Finale

Jonathan Brookins

  • 13-5 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Michael Johnson, Vagner Rocha

Dustin Poirier

  • 12-2 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Josh Grispi, Pablo Garza, Max Holloway


Tim Elliott

  • 8-3-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jens Pulver, Josh Rave

Jared Papazian

  • 14-8 MMA / 0-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Abel Cullum, Marvin Garcia


The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale

December 15th, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino


Jonathan Brookins has had mix success since joining the UFC, going 1-2 in the octagon since winning the twelfth season of the Ultimate Fighter. Brookins defeated Michael Johnson by unanimous decision in the season’s finale, but then lost his following fight by decision to Erik Koch. Most recently, Brookins was submitted in the second round by guillotine choke to Charles Oliveira at the TUF 15 Finale.

Dustin Poirier had a five-fight win streak snapped by Chan Sung Jung via fourth round brabo choke in a “Fight of the Year” candidate. During his streak, Poirier earned notable wins against Jason Young, Pablo Garza, and Max Holloway.

Tim Elliott fell short in his UFC debut, losing a unanimous decision to John Dodson, but made the fight the fight a lot closer than expected by most. The loss snapped an eight-fight winning streak, which included wins over former UFC lightweight champion, Jens Pulver and Josh Rave.

Jared Papazian drops to the flyweight division after an 0-2 stint as a bantamweight. He lost his UFC debut to Mike Easton by majority decision at UFC on FX 1. Most recently, Papazian was submitted by Dustin Pague in the first round last June.

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