UFC 266 Results – Dan Hooker, Overcomes Trouble, Defeats Nasrat Haqparast

Dan Hooker defeats Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266

Dan Hooker picked up a hard earned unanimous decision over defeated Nasrat Haqparast (13-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in a Lightweight bout that took place as part of the preliminary Card of UFC 266 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After a hectic fight week that almost saw the two fighters experience visa issues ahead of the fight and on that Haqparast also endured the death of his mother during his fight camp. However, they were able to make it to the Weigh ins in time and both hit their fight limit.

Full UFC 266 Fight Card Results

Hooker and Haqparast resorted to fighting on their feet with Hooker getting the better of the exchanges in both round one and two. However, in round three Hooker took the fight to the canvas and scoring takedowns numerous times . The final horn was heard, while hooker was pounding away on his opponent in a crucifix position.

Hooker was able to get back to the win for the first time since February and before then, he suffered consecutive loses to  Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler. Hooker will love to fight contender Beneil Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) next  as he hopes to build on his victory which made him 4-2 in his last six UFC appearances.

Haqparast was in a two fight winning Streak with victories over Rafa Garcia and Alex Munoz. This loss was his second professional career loss. The first was a knockout loss to Drew Dover.

Dan Hooker Vs Nasrat Haqparast Full Fight Photos

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