Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in New York City, New York, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dan “The Hangman” Hooker will take on Claudio “El Nino” Puelles in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 281 card.

In this post, we will break down Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Dan Hooker is coming in with a 21-12-0 record. Hooker will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall in March.

Puelles, meanwhile, is coming off a SUB win against Clay Guida on March 19, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade and holds a 13-2-0 record.

Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
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Age
26
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 10″
145 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
75″
Reach
72″
21-12-0
Record
13-2-0
Switch
Stance
Southpaw

Dan Hooker has an switch fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 26-year-old, Claudio Puelles is an southpaw fighter with a 72″ 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.

Dan Hooker:
→ Hooker’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Hooker lands 4.91 significant strikes per minute.
→ Hooker’s takedown accuracy is 36%.
→ Hooker’s takedown average is 0.89 per 15 minutes.
→ Hooker’s takedown defense is 78%.

Hooker comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.91 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Puelles fires at 51% accuracy, landing about 1.99 significant strikes per minute. Dan Hooker also has a 36% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.89 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Puelles’s 2.74 takedowns and 60% takedown accuracy.

Claudio Puelles:
→ Puelles’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Puelles lands 1.99 significant strikes per minute.
→ Puelles’s takedown accuracy is 38%.
→ Puelles’s takedown average is 2.74 per 15 minutes.
→ Puelles’s takedown defense is 60%.

Claudio spent on average 10:57 minutes in the Octagon and Dan has an average fight time of 9:46 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 281 is live in , who do you think will win, Dan or Claudio? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date
November 12, 2022
Location
New York City, New York, USA
Matchup
Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles

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