Jarred Brooks

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Jarred Brooks
Born (1993-05-02) May 2, 1993 (age 25)
Warsaw, Indiana, United States
Other namesThe Monkey God
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight125.8 lb (57.1 kg; 8.99 st)
Reach67 in (170 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofDetroit, Michigan, United States
TeamMash Fight Team
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision7
By knockout1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jarred Brooks (born May 2, 1993) is an American fighter currently competing in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[2] A professional competitor since 2014, he has also competed for Pancrase and the World Series of Fighting.


Born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana, Brooks began wrestling from a young age alongside his brother. Competing in the 113 lb. weight class, Brooks was highly-talented and a touted prospect coming out of high school, being ranked first overall in the nation for his weight class as a senior. During his junior season, Brooks entered the state tournament with a record of 27-1, making it to the final before losing.[3] During his senior season, Brooks compiled an undefeated 35-0 record, capturing the state championship in the process. After originally attending Indiana Tech, he later transferred to Notre Dame College before focusing on a career in MMA.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Before joining the UFC, Brooks compiled a record of 12-0 consisting of a variety of different finishes along the way, and also held an amateur record of 28-1, capturing ten titles.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Brooks was expected to face Ian McCall on February 11, 2017 at UFC 208. However, McCall was pulled from the fight the day it was scheduled to take place due to gastrointestinal illness.[6]

Brooks made his promotional debut on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214 against TUF 24 semi-finalist Eric Shelton.[7] He won the fight by split decision.[8]

Brooks faced Deiveson Alcântara Figueiredo on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson.[9] He lost the bout via a controversial split decision.[10]

Brooks was expected to face Hector Sandoval on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[11] However, Sandoval was removed from the bout on May 22 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Jose Torres.[12] Brooks lost the fight in round two after he attempted to slam Torres, but accidentally knocked himself out in the process.[13]

Brooks was tabbed as a short notice replacement to face Roberto Sanchez on September 8, 2018 at UFC 228.[14] He won the fight via split decision.[15]

On November 7, 2018, it was reported Brooks was released from UFC.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–2 Roberto Sanchez Decision (split) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 13–2 Jose Torres KO (slam) UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes June 1, 2018 2 2:55 Utica, New York, United States
Loss 13–1 Deiveson Figueiredo Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 13–0 Eric Shelton Decision (split) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States Return to Flyweight.
Win 12–0 Jun Nakamura KO (punch) Pancrase 281 October 2, 2016 2 1:23 Tokyo, Japan Strawweight bout.
Win 11–0 Corey Simmons Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Night at the Island: Saunders vs. Volkmann September 9, 2016 1 2:36 Welch, Minnesota, United States
Win 10–0 Erik Vo Submission (rear-naked choke) PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat 23 April 29, 2016 1 3:05 Dubuque, Iowa, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 9–0 Chris Miah Decision (unanimous) WFCA 16: Grand Prix Akhmat March 12, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia Flyweight bout.
Win 8–0 Junji Ito KO (elbows) World Series of Fighting Global Championship: Japan 1 February 7, 2016 2 3:29 Tokyo, Japan Strawweight debut.
Win 7–0 Abdiel Velazquez Decision (unanimous) House of Fame 4: Florida vs. Georgia October 29, 2015 3 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Won the House of Fame Flyweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Trevor Ward Decision (unanimous) Michiana Fight League 38 June 11, 2015 3 5:00 South Bend, Indiana, United States
Win 5–0 Joey Diehl Decision (unanimous) Michiana Fight League 37 March 28, 2015 3 5:00 South Bend, Indiana, United States
Win 4–0 C.J. Hamilton Decision (split) Alpha One Sports: IT Fight Series 30 January 30, 2015 3 5:00 Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
Win 3–0 Marshawn Hughes Submission (arm-triangle choke) Legends of Fighting 55 November 21, 2014 1 0:57 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 Arthur Parker Submission (rear-naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championship 22 September 19, 2014 1 1:23 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Chris Catala Submission Xplode Fight Series: Lock Down August 9, 2014 1 0:21 Davenport, Iowa, United States


See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/40047-jarred-brooks
  2. ^ "Jarred Brooks". UFC. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  3. ^ http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2012-02-16/sports/31069883_1_brooks-state-finals-technical-fall
  4. ^ https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6213392-no-permission-needed-ncaa-approves-new-transfer-rule
  5. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/jarred-brooks
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2017-02-11). "McCall Pulled from UFC 208 Bout". UFC. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  7. ^ Mike Heck (2017-05-10). "Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton slated for UFC 214". fansided.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  8. ^ "UFC 214 results: Jarred Brooks edges Eric Shelton for split decision in UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-29. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  9. ^ DNA, MMA (2017-08-19). "Battle of the Undefeated tussen Jarred Brooks en Deiveson Alcantara in São Paulo". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 results: Deiveson Figueiredo takes questionable split call from Jarred Brooks". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  11. ^ "Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy among three fights added to UFC's debut in Utica, N.Y." MMAjunkie. 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  12. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-05-22). "Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 131 results: Jose Torres gets TKO when Jarred Brooks slams himself out". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  14. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-09-02). ""The Monkey God" Jarred Brooks tackles "6 days notice" fight against Roberto Sanchez". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-09-03. (in Dutch)
  15. ^ John Morgan (2018-09-08). "UFC 228 results: Jarred Brooks rallies for puzzling split decision over Roberto Sanchez". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  16. ^ "Report: UFC to Dissolve Men's Flyweight Division, Torres/Brooks Released". MMA Today. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  17. ^ Sherdog.com. "Jarred". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-08.

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