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Dustin Poirier defeats Dan Hooker in entertaining classic

Dustin Poirier (Picture by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in entertaining UFC Vegas 4 main event

Dustin Poirier beat Dan Hooker by means of (48-47 x2, 48-46) at UFC Vegas 4 on Saturday, June 27, 2020, live from the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas, NV.

“Dan came to fight. He’s on the rise,” Poirier stated. “He believed he was going to get past me, however I’m the [expletive] champ.”

Here’s how the battle played out

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker round 1

The 2 fulfill in the center of the Octagon. Hooker works the jab. The 2 trade heavykicks Hooker tosses a knee. Hooker tosses a mix. Left hand partly lands forHooker front kick byHooker Both toss jabs however miss out on. Low kicks land for Hooker, however a left hand forPoirier a number of shots forHooker Poirier obstructs a kick and steps forward. Hooker flashes his jab. Low kick and a left hand byHooker Round kick by Hooker arrive on Poirier’s cup. And once again. Poirier is fine. A number of left hands from Hooker, followed by a left hook. Examine byHooker Poirier links to thebody Hooker tosses a hook, however Poirier clinches up and brings Hooker’s back to the cage wall. Poirier misses out on a left jab not long after the break. Low kick byHooker Hooker misses out on a. Body kick by Poirier, and once again. The 2trade Poirier fractures Hooker with a! Hooker clinches up and gets Poirier to the wall. Poirier with a big elbow! Hooker responses! The 2 are trading heavy in boxing variety, and Hooker is overcoming them! Mix by Hooker with 30 seconds left. Another body shot byHooker Poirier lands a low kick and goes upstairs. Left jab byHooker Power right jab by Poirier.

FanSided scores the round 10 -9 Hooker

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker round 2

Body kick by Hooker is partly obstructed. Jab byHooker Low kick byHooker Sharp mix byPoirier Poirier fractures Hooker upstairs! Poirier pressures Hooker, however Hooker lands a mix. Poirier rocked by Hooker’s one-two! Poirier goes in and clinches Hooker up versus the cage wall. A couple of strikes by Poirier prior to Hooker reverses the position. Big elbow by Poirier! Poirier missing out on big hooks and Hooker lands hard! Poirier answering back! This is insane! Both men have actually consumed a fair bit currently! Body kick byPoirier Hands by Poirier. Front kick byHooker Poirier flashes the left jab. Low kick byHooker One-two byHooker Both landing power! Kick to the bodyHooker Poirier shoots in and gets Hooker versus the cage wall once again. Lead elbow by Poirier! One-two byPoirier Left hand byPoirier Body kick byPoirier Jab byHooker One-two byHooker Poirier misses out on a big. Delegated the body byHooker One-two misses out on forPoirier Left jab forHooker Hooker obstructs Poirier’s mix. Poirier lands a various one! Big knee and a left by Hooker, however Poirier responses! Body shot byHooker Front kick byPoirier Hooker lands a couple of lefts around thebody Poirier tags Hooker with a! Hooker tags Poirier with his own shot and fires a mix! Poirier goes in and beings the action to the wall. Hooker reverses position. Hooker taggingPoirier Poirier lands! Another flurry by Hooker! Poirier is in problem! A number of hard knees! Horn sounds! Holy excellent God, what a slugfest of a round!

FanSided scores the round 10 -9 Hooker, 20-18 Hooker total

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker round 3

Left jab byHooker Poirier lands a kick to thebody One-two by Hooker after fabricating a kick. Poirier obstructs a. Low kick by Hooker, Poirier counters with a hook. Big right-hand man by Poirier! One-two byHooker Each land a jab. Three-punch combination by Hooker, Poirier with an uppercut. Body kick and a one-two by Poirier! Both men scoring with mixes! Front kick obstructed byPoirier Hand by Poirier. Left hand by Poirier Hooker shoots in and gets a takedown. Poirier is looking for a guillotine! It’s tight! Hooker leaves it! Wait, Poirier choosing a triangle! Hooker goes out once again! A couple of left hands fromHooker Poirier looking for another triangle. Hooker succeeding combating versus it. Brief elbow byPoirier Hooker landing lefts. Poirier tosses the guard up once again, however he can’t discover an armbar. With 60 seconds left, Poirier tris to return to the wall. Poirier searches for the neck once again however can’t get anything. Poirier gets up and the action returns to the feet. Hard shots from Poirier! Left jab byHooker Front kick byHooker Low kicks fromHooker Jabbing byPoirier The 2 trade jabs to the horn.

FanSided scores the round 10 -9 Poirier, 29-28 Hooker total

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker round 4

Front kick and a jab from Poirier Another jab by Poirier Hooker with a counter punch. Left hand fromPoirier Jab by Poirier and Hooker with a kick to thebody Hooker shoots in gets a takedown, however Poirier returns up. Hooker follows him and enters knapsack position, searching for a standing choke. Hooker drags Poirier pull back to the mat. Poirier rapidly leaves it. Hooker gets in another takedown in spite of a guillotine and some resistance choke from Poirier Back to the feet, and now it’s Poirier who scores a takedown with Hooker’s back up versus thecage Left hands to the body by Poirier Poirier has hand control and is looking for Hooker’s back! Poirier landing a number of lefts to the head! An elbow and more lefts from Poirier Hooker attempts to stand however Poirier opts for the back! Hooker attempts to move him off, however Poirier is choosing a triangle! Poirier shifts and searches for an armbar however he’s up versus the fence. Herb Dean cautions Poirier to not get the fence. Hooker leaves the armbar and returns to the ground. Hooker attempting to control Poirier’s body however Poirier returns up and attempts to opt for another guillotine. Poirier moves off! Hooker landing lefts to the body in Poirier’s guard. Poirier tossing lefts of his own.

FanSided scores the round 10 -9 Poirier, 38-38 total

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker round 5

Front kick byHooker Little mix by Poirier Big right misses out on for Poirier Both men are worn out and busted up. Another front kick byHooker Left hand misses out on forHooker Left hand snaps Hooker’s head back. Round kick to the body byPoirier Both men landing in close. Hooker attempts to come in, however he simply leaves a Poirier clinch. Left hand does not land for Poirier, however he lands a follow- up jab. Hand by Poirier Left hand by Poirier and Hooker responses! Poirier fractures Hooker however can’t get a takedown. He clinches up however Hooker reverses prior to its release. Mix byHooker Hooker shoots in and gets a takedown. Poirier brings himself to the cage wall. Poirier opts for the guillotine, however Hooker leaves it and back to the feet, getting Poirier’s back in a clinch. Back standing and they trade jabs. Poirier lands a. Hooker opts for a takedown, however it’s safeguarded byPoirier It transitions to a clinch up versus the cage wall. One minute left and it’s still anybody’s battle. Brief uppercut by Poirier! Big left byPoirier Hooker responses. Poirier fractures Hooker! Hooker comes in and Poirier opts for another choke. Poirier has Hooker pinned up versus the cage wall. He lands a number of big. Big rights from Poirier Horn sounds! What! A! Battle!

FanSided scores the round 10 -9 Poirier, 48-47 Poirier total

This significant Poirier‘s first fight since losing a lightweight title unification bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Prior to the loss, Poirier, who entered this fight No. 3 in the UFC’ s light-weight rankings, had actually gone unbeaten in 6 straight (5 wins and one no-contest) and won 9 of 11 given that transferring to 155 in2015 Poirier’s previously mentioned streak saw him beat Jim Miller, Anthony Pettis, existing interim light-weight champ Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez prior to besting then-featherweight champ Max Holloway for the interim light-weight belt at UFC 236.

Hooker entered this bout as the No. 5 light-weight, having won 7 of 8 given that his own relocation from 145 to 155 in2017 Hooker won 3 straight previous to tonight, knocking out James Vick prior to decision wins over Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder– the latter a questionable judges’ scoring. Hooker at first won 4 directly at light-weight with surfaces of Ross Pearson, Marc Diakiese, Miller and Gilbert Burns prior to being knocked out by Edson Barboza.

Next: UFC Vegas 4: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker live results and highlights

UFC Vegas 4 took put on Saturday, June 27, 2020, live from the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas, NV. Follow together with FanSided who is cageside for all your live news and highlights.

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