UFC Fight Night: Poirier Vs Hooker

UFC Fight Night: Poirier Vs Hooker

Written by on June 23, 2020

Checking out the next UFC event will definitely be something to be marking on your calendar on June 27. You will get to witness two lightweights in Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker as they battle it out as the headliner for this Fight Night. Let’s take a closer look at these fighters and their MMA odds.

UFC Fight Night: Poirier Vs Hooker Betting Preview

The Fighters

Dustin “The Diamond “ Poirier (25-6-0)

Poirier has been one heck of a leader climbing his way to the top of the lightweight division for quite a while now. You can tell by simply looking at his ranking, currently at 3rd in the lightweight division. His fighting resume shows that he has gained 13 wins by knockout, 6 by submission, and 6 by decision.

Poirier has been able to manage a striking accuracy of 50 percent and a grappling accuracy of 41 percent. He lands an excellent 5.59 significant strikes a minute while taking on 3.69. This shows a great standard for significant strike ratios.

Poirier has some solid defenses here, with a takedown defense at 69 percent and a significant strike defense of 56 percent. He also has averages of 1.75 takedowns and 1.32 submissions every 15 minutes of fighting time.

Dan “The Hangman” Hooker (21-8-0)

Hooker is not too far off of Poirier in the rankings. The 5th ranked lightweight division fighter is a force to be reckoned with. By looking at his fighting resume, it shows off his 10 wins by knockout, 7 by submission, and 3 by decision.

Hooker has managed to work a striking accuracy of 43 percent and a grappling accuracy of 38 percent. He delivers 4.35 significant strikes a minute and takes on 5.13. This ratio shows that he gets hit with significant strikes more often than he delivers.

Hooker has some great defenses , with a takedown defense at 77 percent and a significant strike defense at 54 percent. He also has averages of both 0.47 takedowns and submissions per 15 minutes of fighting time.

Odds For Main Event

 The market has their eyes set on a victory from Dustin Poirier. He is also favored to win in under 4 rounds. MyBookie has the odds for the fight currently sitting at :

  • Poirier: -220
  • Hooker: +180

*odds are subject to changes

Winner of Main Event

Taking a look into the stacked lightweight division, you will see these two greats in the top five. With their continued success and their desire to be the best, it should make for an excellent fight. Are the odds correct for this one?

They both matchup great on paper and fight similar in certain categories. Hooker however has some solid defenses and wants to keep the fight standing to his advantage. He delivers more of his hits when he is on his feet, but if not so great at delivering significant strikes and defending them.

Poirier, compared to Hooker, has himself a much greater significant strike ratio. His significant strikes spread out a little more as he finds a balance to strike everywhere, not just standing.

Pick: Poirier wins via tko