TUF winner Jonathan Brookins drops to flyweight, signs with Legacy FC

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Jonathan Brookins is back in MMA.

Winner of the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter, Brookins has signed a deal with Legacy Fighting Championship and is set to make his promotional debut in the flyweight division against Cody Fuller at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, on March 23, Legacy FC president Mick Maynard told MMAFighting.com on Friday.

After winning TUF 12 with a decision win over Michael Johnson, Brookins (13-6) moved down from lightweight to featherweight and went 1-3 inside the Octagon, with his lone victory being a knockout over Vagner Rocha. Brookins decided to retire from MMA after back-to-back losses to Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier, but returns to the cage in March as a flyweight.

Fuller (10-7) returns to the Legacy FC cage after suffering a first-round loss to UFC flyweight Ryan Benoit last October. Nine of his 10 professional MMA victories have come with stoppages with seven in the first round. Fuller looks to get back to the win column after suffering consecutive losses against Benoit and Micah Stockton.

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