What's next for Dan Hooker?

By Patrick Akuagwu  |  March 22, 2022  |  798 Comments

In a featherweight bout, MMA fighter Arnold Allen took on Dan Hooker at the 02 Arena in London on March 19, 2022. A portion of the event was held as part of the UFC London exhibition.

Hooker fought his way into the pit and trailed the action. When the huge man did the "ring of death" motion, Allen was the first to react, booting him in the groin. When Allen's lead hook brings down the big man, the crowd applauds. To repeatedly target Hooker's knees, Allen executed a 50-punch combination. Unfortunately, "The Hangman" did not receive a fresh coat of paint amid the commotion. The bell rang again when Hooker was well enough to return to the field. But this time, Allen was determined to fight until the bitter end. He hit and elbowed him several more times.

Hocker should be aware that competing at the 145 pounds weight class is not a good fit for him. Nevertheless, it took only one round for Allen to pull off his most remarkable victory. 

After defeating one of the division's top fighters, Hooker will be eligible to return to the light-heavyweight division. Having a wish come true is a wonderful feeling.

Arnold Allen has achieved enormous success, regardless of the outcome.

As a result of his confrontation with Dan Hooker, Arnold Allen did something unusual for him. The first-round defeat brought this war to a close.

Allen was the victor during the early stages of the game. However, in the aftermath of Allen's attempt to knock Hooker down, Hooker was able to climb back up and believe he may put up a defense and win the war.

When they re-entered the Octagon, they continued to fight, which resulted in the fight being stopped by the referee in the opening round.

To Bisping, Allen replied, "I understand that I had to fight, but you know how hard I can hit."

After defeating Hooker, Allen has maintained his perfect UFC record of more than 10 matches.

In the main fight of UFC 267, Islam Makhachev defeated fan favourite Hooker. "I'm going to take revenge on my opponent," Hooker said emphatically after being defeated the previous night.

In response to Hooker's lackluster performance against Allen, his fans expressed alarm when he dipped below 145 pounds.

Since the epidemic outbreak, this was the first event to be hosted outside of Fight Island, and it took place over two years after UFC London 2020 was canceled.

"The Hangman" was defeated in the first round of the UFC London event, prompting Dana White to ponder the future of "The Hangman."

In tonight's featherweight debut, Hooker (21-12 MMA) defended his lightweight title after losing three of his last four fights. The Hangman had been halted in the first round by Islam Makhachev and Michael Chandler, who fought against him during that tough period.

In the featherweight division, Arnold Allen stood in Dan Hooker's path of reclaiming his winning streak. Instead, a ten-fight winning streak, which included victories over Gilbert Melendez, Nik Lentz, and Sodiq Yusuff in the Octagon, propelled "Almighty" into tonight's co-headliner, the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

It was a brutal slugfest in the co-main event of UFC London on Saturday, with Dan Hooker suffering the worst of the damage. At one point in the first round, Arnold Allen looked to be cut off by a counter-punch from 'The Hangman,' which appeared to be the result of a misunderstanding. But, denying the referee's orders, Allen continued and unleashed a flurry of powerful blows, prompting him to interfere and call the fight to a halt.

"The Hangman" was asked if he should return to the lightweight division during tonight's post-fight press conference by UFC President Dana White, who said he was not sure what the fan-favorite Hooker was up to next.

In his words,

They are watching Dan Hooker's next move and it will be fascinating to watch. The New Zealander has only gone 1-4 in their last five fights, but they have all come against extremely tough opponents.

Who do you want Dana White and company to partner Hooker with next, if you have a choice

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