Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker fight preview

UFC on ESPN 12: Poirier vs. Hooker is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier will take on Dan “The Hangman” Hooker in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 12 card.

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

The 33-year-old, Dustin Poirier is coming in with a 25-6-0 (1 NC) record. Poirier will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier in September.

Hooker, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Paul Felder on September 7, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker and holds a 21-8-0 record.

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
33
Age
32
5′ 9″
Height
6′ 0″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
72″
Reach
75″
25-6-0 (1 NC)
Record
21-8-0
Southpaw
Stance
Switch

Dustin Poirier has an southpaw fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 32-year-old, Dan Hooker is an switch 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.

Poirier comes in with 49% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 5.51 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Hooker fires at 45% accuracy, landing about 4.76 significant strikes per minute. Dustin Poirier also has a 37% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.55 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Hooker’s 0.43 takedowns and 78% takedown accuracy.

Dan spent on average 9:53 minutes in the Octagon and Dustin has an average fight time of 9:41 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 12 is live in , who do you think will win, Dustin or Dan? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 12: Poirier vs. Hooker
Date
June 27, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker

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