Jan 23 2021
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 257
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
0-0-0
KO 1
KO 1
20-9-0

The tape

36
Age
32
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
75.6" / 192 cm

Tape record

Form
0
Wins
20
0
By KO
10
0
KO%
50
0
By SUB
7
0
SUB%
35
0
Loses
9
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
0
Bouts
29
0
Rounds
62
0 seconds
Fight Time
4 hours, 24 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Michael Chandler vs Dan Hooker report

Who won Chandler vs Hooker?

Michael Chandler beat Dan Hooker by , during the co-main event of UFC 257, on Saturday 23rd January 2021 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chandler.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Chandler vs Hooker stats

Michael Chandler stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Dan Hooker made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggested Hooker had a massive power advantage over Chandler, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Chandler's 0%.

Michael Chandler was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.

Hooker had a height advantage of 4 inches over Chandler. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Chandler was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 29 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 months later than Hooker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 65 to Hooker's 68.

Chandler vs Hooker form

Chandler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Brent Primus at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, he had won against Brandon Girtz at Bellator 197 on 13th April 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at The Family Arena, St. Charles.

He had beat Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 192 on 20th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Great Wester Forum, Inglewood.

Dan Hooker had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Previous to that, he had defeated Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Michael Chandler at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had been beaten by Dustin Poirier at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Paul Felder at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dan Hooker had been fighting more than Michael Chandler.

Going to this contest, Michael Chandler had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 3 days ago, while Dan Hooker's last outing had been 11 months and 1 day ago.

Chandler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Hooker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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