UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker headlines June 27 card in Las Vegas

UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker headlines June 27 card in Las Vegas

Poirier returns for the first time seeing that losing in his shot on the undisputed lightweight championship
With the potential to keep activities at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas after the Nevada State Athletic Commission accredited the return of combat sports, the UFC continues to put together fight cards for the summer time months. On Friday, the promotion announced the card for UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27, and it features a huge lightweight main occasion among Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. Poirier and Hooker have been originally scheduled to fight on May 16 in San Diego earlier than the coronavirus pandemic forced the occasion to be canceled.

Poirier could be making his first experience to the Octagon given that dropping in his bid to say the undisputed championship towards Khabib Nurmagomedov final September. Poirier received the meantime belt with a dominant win over then-featherweight champion Max Holloway in April 2019. The loss to Nurmagomedov snapped a five-combat triumphing streak for Poirier.

Hooker is on a three-fight triumphing streak that most recently saw him win a thrilling battle with Paul Felder by way of split decision in February. He has a 7-1 record because 2017, the lone loss coming in opposition to Edson Barboza. A win over Poirier might thrust him right into a crowded title picture inside the 155-pound division.

The full card for the event was announced by UFC president Dana White on Friday, and you can view the entire June 27 slate below.
Main card
Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall
Ian Heinisch vs. Brendan Allen
Gian Villante vs. Maurice Greene
Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann

Preliminary card
Jennifer Maia vs. Viviane Araujo
Luis Pena vs. Khama Worthy
Philipe Lins vs. Tanner Boser
Sean Woodson vs. Kyle Nelson

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