Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker have agreed on a new date, they will fight earlier than expected!


Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker have agreed on a new date, they will fight earlier than expected!

It is already known that the UFC will hold its last show before leaving for Abu Dhabi on June 27 at the APEX complex, and now its main fight is known. It’s an already contracted lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. The confirmation of the fight itself is proof that all the problems surrounding Hooker’s arrival in Las Vegas, which were an obstacle to the earlier confirmation of this fight, have been resolved. That is why it was expected that their fight would be postponed for one of the events on Fight Island, so this is a kind of pleasant surprise.

It will be Poirier’s first appearance after September last year and the defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov. His series of five consecutive victories was interrupted. This fight should ensure his stay at the top and position among the candidates for the shot at the title.

Hooker is a fighter in great form, with seven wins in his last eight appearances. He last performed in February, when he defeated Paul Felder. It was one of the best fights to date in 2020, and he recorded the victory by a split decision of the judges after five rounds of relentless war. This led him to fifth place in the challenger rankings, two positions below Poirier.

This information was officially confirmed by Dana White, revealing the complete planned main program of the event along the way. You can see it below the text.

UFC Fight Night: Poirier Vs. Hooker – Main program

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall
Ian Heinisch vs. Brendan Allen
Gian Villante Maurice Greene
Aspen Ladd Sarah McMann

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