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UFC Aiming for a Huge Lightweight Showdown on June 27th

UFC Aiming for a Huge Lightweight Showdown on June 27th

Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker

A series of fights and events have been scrapped because of the Coronavirus epidemic.  That between Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier is no different. The fighters were looking to throw down at UFC San Diego on May 16th.

However, the two are now looking to lock horns at an upcoming main event. The UFC has been working hard in a bid to reschedule their fight and it seems like they may have come to an agreement regarding the same.

The matchup has been in the works for quite some time now. Therefore, the promotion is looking to organize a Fight Night event on June 27th.

However, a sense of anonymity clouds the decision as the promotion has not made any official announcements yet.

As per sources, the UFC is looking to organize the event at the UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas. However, the abrogation of the stringent sanctions on travel is quintessential to make this event a possibility.

 

The headliner is most likely to fall through if Dan Hooker is unable to travel out of New Zealand to make an appearance against Poirier. Consequently, the UFC may reschedule the event to take place on Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’ in July.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Dustin Poirier

The last time Dustin Poirier stepped into the octagon was when he took on UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The title clash saw the Dagestani fighter ending Poirier’s unbeaten streak since 2017. The fight came to an end after The Eagle executed a rear-naked choke to perfection, forcing the American southpaw to tap out.

On the other hand, Dan Hooker is riding high on a streak of 3 consecutive wins. His last loss came against Edson Barboza by way of knockout back in 2018. The Hangman took on Paul Felder early this year, bring the fight home via split decision.

Dan Hooker fighting Edson Barboza

What is impressive is that Hooker has lost only one fight in his last eight matchups. That is one better than the record that The Diamond holds.

Poirier is desperately in need of a win to get back into the race for the title. However, taking the Kiwi down is no simple task, as the likes of Al Iaquinta have tried and failed.

We may get some closure regarding the same if the UFC manages to put an event together.

Who do you think will come out on top?

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