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#11 Ligero Division

Activo

"The Hangman"

Dan Hooker

Ligero Division

22-12-0 (W-L-D)

11

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

12

First Round Finishes

Dan Hooker

athlete record

Resultados del evento

Info

Learn more about Dan Hooker's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Aukland, Nueva Zelanda
Trains at
Saigon Sports Club- Vietnam
Fighting style
MMA
Age
32
Height
72.00
Weight
171.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 28, 2014
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
42.50
  • Has fought from heavyweight to featherweight
     
  • 13 UFC fights at lightweight (9-4)
     
  • Pro since 2009
     
  • Seven wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar, 3 guillotine, triangle), 11 by KO
     
  • Twelve first round finishes
     
  • Has won nine of his last 14
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I love finishing the fight with chokes; give me half a chance to sink one in and I’ll jump on it.”

UFC 281 (11/12/22) Hooker defeated Claudio Puelles via TKO (body kick) at 4:06 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Hooker was stopped by Arnold Allen via strikes at 2:33 of the first round

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Hooker was submitted by Islam Makhachev via kimura at 2:25 of the first round

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Hooker won a three round unanimous decision over Nasrat Haqparast

UFC 257 (1/24/21) Hooker was stopped by Michael Chandler via strikes at 2:30 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (6/27/20) Hooker lost a five round unanimous decision to Dustin Poirier

UFC Fight Night (2/23/20) Hooker won a five round split decision over Paul Felder

UFC 243 (10/6/19) Hooker won a three round unanimous decision over Al Iaquinta

UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Hooker knocked out James Vick at 2:33 of the first round

UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Hooker was knocked out by Edson Barboza at 2:19 of the third round

UFC 226 (7/7/18) Hooker knocked out Gilbert Burns at 2:28 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Hooker knocked out Jim Miller at 3:00 of the first round

UFC 219 (12/30/17) Hooker submitted Marc Diakiese via guillotine choke at :42 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (6/11/17) Hooker knocked out Ross Pearson at 3:02 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (11/27/16) Hooker lost a three round unanimous decision to Jason Knight

UFC Fight Night (3/20/16) Hooker submitted Mark Eddiva via guillotine choke at 1:24 of the first round

UFC 192 (10/3/15) Hooker lost a three round unanimous decision to Yair Rodriguez

UFC Fight Night (5/10/15) Hooker knocked out Hatsu Hioki at 4:13 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/20/14) Hooker lost a three round unanimous decision to Maximo Blanco

UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Hooker stopped Ian Entwistle via strikes at 3:34 of the first round

TRAINING: Training 7 days a week at City Kickboxing. Equal mix of striking, wrestling and BJJ. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? After watching a friend level some guy and the crowd went nuts. I love the sport and training, but I got into
this game to compete and be the best.

What ranks and titles have you held? Australian Fighting Championship LW Title, Supremacy New Zealand LW Champion, King In The Ring Middleweight
Kickboxing Champion, WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion, BJJ purple belt

Do you have any heroes? NZ’s greatest champions, guys like Mark Hunt, Jason Suttie, Jordan Tai, my coach Aaron Boyes.

What was your job before you started fighting? Doorman in Auckland CBD

Favorite Striking technique: Body Shots