Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dan “The Hangman” Hooker will take on Michael “Iron” Chandler in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 257 card.

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

The 30-year-old, Dan Hooker is coming in with a 20-9-0 record. Hooker will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker in June.

Chandler, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Salvador Woods on June 27, 2020 at Strikeforce – Heavy Artillery and holds a 16-4-0 record.

Dan Hookervs.Michael Chandler
30
Age
34
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
75″
Reach
71″
20-9-0
Record
16-4-0
Switch
Stance

Dan Hooker has an switch fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 34-year-old, Michael Chandler is an fighter with a 71″ 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 48%.
→ Hooker lands 4.98 significant strikes per minute.
→ Hooker’s takedown accuracy is 34%.
→ Hooker’s takedown average is 0.74 per 15 minutes.
→ Hooker’s takedown defense is 79%.

Hooker comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.98 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Chandler fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 4.08 significant strikes per minute. Dan Hooker also has a 34% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.74 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Chandler’s 2.57 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy.

Michael Chandler:
→ Chandler’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Chandler lands 4.08 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chandler’s takedown accuracy is 41%.
→ Chandler’s takedown average is 2.57 per 15 minutes.
→ Chandler’s takedown defense is 80%.

Michael spent on average 7:27 minutes in the Octagon and Dan has an average fight time of 10:53 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 257 is live in , who do you think will win, Dan or Michael? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
Date
January 23, 2021
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

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