UFC On ESPN- Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker: Preview, Odds & Picks

The UFC action continues this coming weekend as there is a huge night of MMA action coming live from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. The UFC events look a bit different that they did before the coronavirus, as this event was scheduled to take place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. However, that hasn’t ruined the fans appetite to see the fight as it could be one of the best of the year.

When: Saturday 27th June

Where: UFC Apex

How To Watch: ESPN

Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker Odds

Dustin Poirier-210
Dan Hooker+210
Over 2.5 Rounds-125
Under 2.5 Rounds-105

Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker Tale Of The Tape

Dustin PoirierDan Hooker
31Age30
26-6-0 (1NC)Record20-8-0
1.75 mHeight1.83 m
182.9 cmReach190.5 cm
70.3 kgWeight70.3 kg
Interim UFC Lightweight Champion6 x Fight of the Night1 x Submission of the Night3 x Performance of the nightAchievements3 x Performance of the Night1 x Fight of the NightAustralian Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion

Big Fight Preview

There is no doubting that this lightweight bout between these two stars is the pick of the fights to take place this coming weekend, and there is potentially so much to gain the winner. Fight fans are pumped for this bout as they know the benefits that could be heading towards the winner between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker.

Both fighters are ferocious strikers, and a win in this fight could potentially see them earn a future opportunity for the championship. The lightweight division is stacked with talent, and the winner of this fight will likely be below Tony Ferguson in terms of the pecking order to face the winner for the unified title after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje have fought. Obviously Conor McGregor could yet throw a spanner in the works should he once again return from retirement.

Poirier will come into the fight as the favourite despite being beaten in his last fight against Khabib for the Lightweight Championship. That was a disappointing evening for Poirier as he submitted in round three of the bout in the UAE. Obviously there is no shame in losing to Khabib and his record before that was illustrious with five wins and one NC. Included in that streak was a win over the now-Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis were also beaten during that time. Only one of his last six fights have gone to a decision.

Meanwhile, Hooker has won seven of his last eight fights over the past three years. However, he has certainly thrived since stepping up to the lightweight division and a win on Saturday could ensure that he has a big say in the title picture. However, the names that he has beaten aren’t quiet as illustrious as the ones that Poirier has beaten and this will be a big step up. Hooker has won two of his last three via decision, with his most recent win coming against Paul Felder.

Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker Picks

This has all the ability to be one of the best fights of this calendar year, as Hooker attempts to defy the odds and land a major blow in the Lightweight division. However, Poirier will have a newfound vigour in his performance and while the fight will likely go the distance, he will get a victory via unanimous decision.

Pick: Dustin Poirier at -210 with BetOnline.ag.