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Dan Hooker


ABOUT
Dan Hooker

Full NameDaniel Preston Hooker

BornFebruary 13, 1990

Height6 ft 0 in

NationalityNew Zealander

RoleKickboxing

ABOUT

Dan "The Hangman" Hooker is the current #6 ranked UFC Lightweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 21-wins and 11-losses. Hooker is a former WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion and King in the Ring Middleweight Kickboxing champion and holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Dan Hooker UFC
  3. Dan Hooker vs Islam Makhachev
  4. Dan Hooker Career Stats
  5. Dan Hooker Last Fight
  6. Dan Hooker Record


UFC 266: Hooker v Haqparast


Early Life and Career


Dan started his combat sports journey in kickboxing and amassed a professional record of 9-1-3 and winning the KBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion and King in the Ring Middleweight Kickboxing championship.


Hooker started his MMA career in 2009 at ICNZ 5 against Tristan Watson. He won the fight via unanimous decision and went professional later that year.


Hooker fought and won against Mike Taylor at SCF 2 for his professional debut bout. Following this, he went 2-2 in his next 4- fights before getting a title shot at the SFC South Pacific Lightweight Championship against Rob Lisita at SCF 6. Dan lost the fight via a close decision and went on a 1-year hiatus. He returned at SFC 8 and fought again for the SFC South Pacific Lightweight Championship, but this time fought Scott MacGregor. Hooker defeated MacGregor in the first round via guillotine choke submission.


He then defeated Yuma Ishizuka at AFC 2 and lost to Haotian Wu at Legend FC 8 before getting a title shot for the AFC Lightweight Championship against Rusty McBride at AFC 3. Hooker won the fight in the second round via TKO (doctor stoppage) and then won his next 4-fights including, 2-title defenses before, joining the UFC in 2014 with a professional record of 10-4.


Dan Hooker UFC


Dan Hooker made his UFC debut against Ian Entwistle at UFC Fight Night: Te-Huna vs. Marquardt. Hooker won the fight via TKO (elbows) in the first round. He lost his next fight against Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson before bouncing back against Hatsu Hioki and defeating him via KO (head kick and punches) to earn his first Performance of the Night bonus.


Dan Hooker made his UFC debut against Ian Entwistle at UFC Fight Night: Te-Huna vs. Marquardt. Hooker won the fight via TKO (elbows) in the first round. He lost his next fight against Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson before bouncing back against Hatsu Hioki and defeating him via KO (head kick and punches) to earn his first Performance of the Night bonus.


After this, Hooker got his first UFC PPV fight at UFC 192 against Yair Rodriguez and lost via unanimous decision. Dan bounced back from the loss and defeated Mark Eddiva via first-round submission at UFC Fight Night- Hunt vs. Mar. He was then was defeated by Jason Knight via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night- Whittaker vs. Brunson.


Dan then went on a 4-fight win streak and defeated the likes of Gilbert Burns before being stopped by Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 31 via third-round KO. Hooker recovered from the loss and got back to the winning ways as he won his next 3-fights against James Vick, Al Iaquinta, and Paul Felder.


Hooker's fight streak ended when he fought Dustin Poirier at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker. Hooker lost the fight via unanimous decision and then lost his next fight against UFC newcomer Michael Chandler at UFC 257 before coming back on the winning ways after defeating Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266 via unanimous decision.


Recently, Hooker took a short-notice fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 267. He lost in the first round via submission.


Dan Hooker vs Islam Makhachev


Dan Hooker fought Islam Makhachev on short notice at UFC 267. Hooker landed a few kicks in the fight before being taken down by Makhachev inside the first minute of the side. Hooker was unable to neutralize Makhachev's ground control and eventually got locked in a kimura. Hooker wasn't able to escape from the Kimura and submitted to lose the fight.


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Dan Hooker Career Stats


Current Status:

Dan Hooker's current record stands at 21-19. He is the current #6 ranked UFC lightweight fighter.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
3121100

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 10


Wins by Submission:

  1. 7


Wins by Decision:

  1. 4


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 75 in (191cm)


Weight:

  1. 155 lb / 70 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Lightweight



Dan Hooker Last Fight


Dan Hooker's last fight was against Islam Makhachev at UFC 267. Hooker lost the fight via submission(kimura) in the 1st round.


Dan Hooker Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Dan Hooker:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss21-11Islam MakhachevSubmission (kimura)UFC 26730/10/2021
Win21-10Nasrat HaqparastDecision (unanimous)UFC 26625/09/2021
Loss20-10Michael ChandlerTKO (punches)UFC 25724/01/2021
Loss20-9Dustin PoirierDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker27/06/2020
Win20-8Paul FelderDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker23/02/2020
Win19-8Al LaquintaDecision (unanimous)UFC 24306/10/2019
Win18-8James VickKO (punch)UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards20/07/2019
Loss17-8Edson barbozaKO (punch to the body)UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 215/12/2018
Win17-7Gilbert BurnsKO (punches)UFC 22607/07/2018
Win16-7Jim MillerKO (knee)UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee21/04/2018
Win15-7Marc DiakieseSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 21930/12/2017
Win14-7Ross PearsonKO (knee)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt11/06/2017
Loss13-7Jason KnightDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson27/11/2016
WIn13-6Mark EddivaSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir20/03/2016
Loss12-6Yair RodríguezDecision (unanimous)UFC 19203/10/2015
Win12-5Hatsu HiokiKO (head kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt10/05/2015
Loss11-5Maximo BlancoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson20/09/2014
Win11-4Ian EntwistleTKO (elbows)UFC Fight Night: Te-Huna vs. Marquardt28/06/2014
Win10-4Nick PattersonTKO (punches)AFC 624/08/2013
Win9-4Rusty McBrideSubmission (rear-naked choke)AFC 510/05/2013
Win8-4Sihle KhuboniSubmission (triangle choke)Shuriken MMA: Clash of the Continents13/10/2012
Win7-4Chengjie WuTKO (doctor stoppage)Legend FC 916/06/2012
Win6-4Rusty McBrideTKO (doctor stoppage)AFC 314/04/2012
Loss5-4Haotian WuSubmission (rear-naked choke)Legend FC 830/03/2012
Win5-3Yuma IshizukaDecision (unanimous)AFC 203/10/2011
Win4-3Scott MacGregorSubmission (guillotine choke)SCF 830/07/2011
Loss3-3Rob LisitaDecision (split)SCF 603/07/2010
Loss3-2Sonny BrownSubmission (rear-naked choke)Rize 427/03/2010
Win3-1Ken YasudaTKO (eye injury)Rize 305/12/2009
Win2-1Adam CalverSubmission (armbar)SCF 414/11/2009
Loss1-1Adam CalverDecision (split)SCF 325/07/2009
Win1-0Mike TaylorSubmission (rear-naked choke)SCF 207/03/2009


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