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Ben Askren’s Lookalike Chase Hooper Returns to UFC Action on May 21

Published 01/31/2022, 8:15 AM EST

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Chase Hooper joined the ranks of the UFC as the youngest fighter and he is also known as Ben Askren’s lookalike, started fighting for the promotion in 2019. He is four fights old in the UFC with two wins and two losses. His last fight was at UFC 263 against Steven Peterson, which he lost through a unanimous decision. However, it looks like he is ready to return to the octagon soon.

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‘The Dream’ is set to face Felipe Colares on May 21. MMA journalist Marcel Dorff shared this news on Twitter. He wrote, “Chase Hooper will fight Felipe Colares at UFC event on May 21st. (first rep. @canalCombate) #UFC #MMA #UFCESPN”. Combate was the first one to break this news.


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Hooper also shared this great news on his Instagram. Sharing a picture of Dorff’s Tweet, Hooper wrote, “Let’s goooo! Finally got fight!”


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Similarly, Colares too shared this news on his Instagram. It looks like both the fighters are excited to be back and face each other. After all, this fight will be crucial for either of the fighters to prove themselves as great featherweight fighters.

Hooper and Colares have both suffered losses in their last fight. So this seems like an interesting matchup. Neither of the fighters has ever been knocked out or submitted. So it would be amusing to see whether their upcoming fight ends with a decision or whether a much clearer end is possible.

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Moreover, because of holding very similar MMA records, it seems like a very tough fight.

Chase Hooper: His MMA career


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Hooper has been fighting professionally since 2017. The 22-year-old has previously fought for several promotions and had never lost a fight. However, after joining the UFC, he lost his second UFC fight against Alex Caceres. Following this first professional MMA loss, he went on to submit Peter Barrett at UFC 256.

Unfortunately, at UFC 263, he lost once again. So after two-fight losses, he is ready to be back again.


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It has been a while since his last fight in June 2021. Therefore, upon his return, it will be exciting to see what changes he has made to his game. Do you think facing Felipe Colares is a good idea for Chase Hooper? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu


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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.
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