Chase Hooper vs. Steve Garcia – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 63: Kattar vs. Allen is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Chase “The Dream” Hooper will take on Steve “Mean Machine” Garcia in the Featherweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 63 card.

In this post, we will break down Chase Hooper vs. Steve Garcia matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 23-year-old, Chase Hooper is coming in with a 11-2-2001 record. Hooper will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Felipe Colares at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira in May.

Garcia, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Maheshate on May 21, 2022 at UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka and holds a 12-5-2000 record.

Chase Hooper vs. Steve Garcia
6′ 1″
6′ 0″
145 lbs.
145 lbs.

Chase Hooper has an southpaw fighting stance with a 74″ reach. The 30-year-old, Steve Garcia is an southpaw fighter with a 75″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Chase Hooper:
→ Hooper’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Hooper lands 3.99 significant strikes per minute.
→ Hooper’s takedown accuracy is 27%.
→ Hooper’s takedown average is 1.59 per 15 minutes.
→ Hooper’s takedown defense is 50%.

Hooper comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.99 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Garcia fires at 56% accuracy, landing about 4.5 significant strikes per minute. Chase Hooper also has a 27% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.59 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Garcia’s 1.84 takedowns and 100% takedown accuracy.

Steve Garcia:
→ Garcia’s striking accuracy is 56%.
→ Garcia lands 4.5 significant strikes per minute.
→ Garcia’s takedown accuracy is 44%.
→ Garcia’s takedown average is 1.84 per 15 minutes.
→ Garcia’s takedown defense is 100%.

Steve spent on average 6:32 minutes in the Octagon and Chase has an average fight time of 12:36 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 63 is live in , who do you think will win, Chase or Steve? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 63: Kattar vs. Allen
October 29, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Chase Hooper vs. Steve Garcia

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