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Former Bellator champion Will Brooks to take part in WWE tryout

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Will Brooks and his championship pedigree are getting a look from the WWE.

The sports entertainment organization announced that the former Bellator lightweight titleholder is taking part in a talent tryout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., this week.

Brooks, 33, most recently competed at a Battlefield FC show in July, where he lost to fellow UFC veteran Gleison Tibau by first-round submission. Per the release, Brooks is one of over 40 athletes invited to participate in the WWE’s third and last tryout of 2019.

“Ill Will” is a veteran of Bellator, the UFC, and the PFL with a 20-5-1 pro record. He holds two victories over Michael Chandler, once for an interim lightweight title and once for a vacant lightweight title, and authored a pair of successful defenses against Dave Jansen and Marcin Held. He would later go on to the UFC where went 1-3, and then to the PFL where he made it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 playoffs.

The other participants include athletes from the world of football, bodybuilding, power-lifting, and other sports. There is one other hopeful from the world of MMA - Shamrock FC amateur fighter Lainey Nations.