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Poirier vs Hooker - UFC Fight Night June 27 2020 | MMA News & Odds

Poirier vs Hooker - UFC Fight Night June 27 2020 | MMA News & Odds

June 24, 2020

The octagon does not rest. After losing his interim 155-pound belt, Dustin Poirier wants to re-establish himself as a contender for the scepter and return to a tough opponent in the form of the division’s number five ranked player, Dan Hooker, who has won seven of his last eight fights and wants to be included in the division’s elite roster. Let’s see how the fighters come to this Poirier vs Hooker for you to make your bets against their UFC odds.

Poirier vs Hooker | UFC Fight Night June 27 2020

Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier vs. Dan ‘Hangman’ Hooker : Lightweight

The 155 pounds is one of the most complicated divisions of the UFC, this due to the great amount of talent that they possess and the strong competition that this one develops. Poirier reached the top of the world by winning the interim scepter, but saw his dream come crashing down when Khabib Nurmagomedov subdued him to unify the belt.

Poirier is a prolific boxer, with great head and foot movement and scary power, he has 19 finishes in his 25 victories, 12 of those by way of chloroform. But ‘The Diamond’ is versatile, with seven submissions to his name, the idea of bringing Poirier to the canvas is not the most comfortable either. With 10 bonuses in the night, Poirier is synonymous with action, adrenaline, power and determination to always end the evening with a show of hands.

In the other corner, Dan ‘Hangman’ Hooker has 17 finishes in his 20 wins, 10 by knockout, seven by submission. In other words, he’s also quite versatile inside the cage. However, while these two fighters know how to go to the mat, their preference is to swap bombs. Hooker hurts with fists, kicks, but it’s his knees that cause superior intrigue, it’s a weapon of choice for the New Zealander, who already has two finishes in that vein.

Hooker has begun to rub shoulders with the division’s big boys, defeating Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder, but Poirier is the cream of the crop, sitting with the elite at 155 pounds and probably too much for a Hooker who, although he will put up a great fight, will see his train slow down by stepping into the octagon with a former champion. Recommended bet Poirier -210.

Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall – Welterweight

Speaking of packed divisions, the co-star will focus her attention on the 170 pounds when violent Mike Perry measures up to grappler Mickey Gall. Both men once had high hopes for their careers, but now they are looking to enter the ranks of one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC.

Perry started his career 9-0 and was running to be one of the faces of the industry at the time. However, since 2016 he has won four and lost five, including the last two, so a defeat could mean danger for his work in the MMA’s biggest promotion. Perry’s problem is that his style is uncalculated, his violence takes over and, in the face of highly educated fighters, he risks punishment. However, to impose his dominance is almost synonymous with anesthesia, since, of his 13 victories, 11 have been by KO.

Gall started his career 4-0 with victories against CM Punk and Sage Northcutt on the road, all four were via mata leona. With a background in Greco-Roman wrestling and a black belt in jiu-jitsu, Gall seeks to take the fight to the ground and dominate his opponents. He currently holds a 6-2 record. Gall’s career has not been as active and the promise has faded a bit, but a win over Mike Perry could put him in front of a soon-to-be-ranked opponent and restart the flame he had at the beginning of his career.

If Gall succeeds in bringing Perry to the canvas, he can dominate the fight until it ends, probably with a subduing Perry. The recommended bet is Gall +247.

UFC Fight Night Full Card June 27, 2020

  • Featherweight. Youssef Zalal (-120) vs. Jordan Griffin (-110)
  • Welter weight. Ramiz Brahimaj (+105) vs. Takashi Sato (-135)
  • Featherweight. Kyle Nelson (+200) vs. Sean Woodson (-250)
  • Heavyweight. Philipe Lins (-120) vs. Tanner Boser (-110)
  • Flyweight. Mara Romero Borella (+240) vs. Miranda Maverick (-310)
  • Lightweight. Luis Peña (-280) vs. Khama Worthy (+220)
  • Heavyweight. Gian Villante (+190) vs. Maurice Greene (-240)
  • Average weight. Brendan Allen (-310) vs. Kyle Daukaus (+240)
  • Welter weight. Mike Perry (-317) vs. Mickey Gall (+247)
  • Lightweight. Dustin Poirier (-222) vs. Dan Hooker (+177)