Paul Felder and Dan Hooker (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Re-live Dan Hooker’s decision win versus Paul Felder.
Dan Hooker enters his June 27 main event tilt versus Dustin Poirier on a three-fight win streak, most just recently beating Paul Felder in February as part of a 5-round split decision win in Australia. The battle is offered on the UFC’s YouTube channel as part of its Free Battle series for a restricted time.
Hooker has actually been part of the UFC because 2014, beating the likes of Hatu Hioki, Ross Pearson, Marc Diakiese, Jim Miller, Gilbert Burns, James Vick and Al Iaquinta. Felder, on the other hand, has actually been with the UFC because 2015, beating Danny Castillo, Edson Barboza, Josh Burkman, Steven Ray, Charles Olivera and James Vick.
What took place after Dan Hooker beat Paul Felder?
Hooker has actually not contended because the Felder success, while Felder stabilizes his time as a UFC color analyst and fighter. Felder does not have actually a battle scheduled in the near future.
Poirier, Hooker’s next opponent, is no complete stranger to big battles. A UFC and WEC veteran, Poirier has actually been contending in Mixed Martial Arts because 2009 and has actually battled lots of of the division’s best. Poirier recorded the interim light-weight title from Max Holloway at UFC 236 prior to losing the marriage bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in September of2019 Regardless of the loss to Nurmagomedov, Porier has won 5 out of last 6 bouts, consisting of wins versus Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Anthony Pettis. Poirier and Hooker are ranked in the top-five, as the winner seeks to jock for position and make the chance at a title shot versus the winner of Nurmagomedov and Gaethje later on this year.
The bout with Hooker will be Poirier’s first of 2020, as he has actually not contended because the Nurmagomedov defeat, which was his first loss because a September 2016 KO versus Michael Johnson.
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