Bye-bye, Mr. Brookins; hello, "Danny Boy."
The loss of Brookins deals a small blow to his rise up the deep divisional ladder but Downes will have to do.
Danny Downes, a product of the famed Roufusport gym up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently made headlines for taking a fight outside the Octagon, despite being under contract to the UFC.
It was a major risk but one the stand-up specialist felt was well worth taking.
It paid off when he submitted Tory Bogguess via triangle in the very first round on May 6. His reward is a potential main card bout against longtime veteran Jeremy Stephens.
Time to make some noise.
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale is currently scheduled to go down at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will feature Anthony Pettis putting his lightweight number one contender spot on the line when he throws hands against energetic caveman Clay Guida.
Stay tuned to MMAMania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.