UFC Fight Night Poirier vs Hooker:

UFC action will be back in Las Vegas again this Saturday with the Main Event featuring Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker. It was ALL about the underdogs last weekend which made a tough night for our premium picks. We will be back in action this Saturday but first, let’s take a look at the UFC Fight Night Poirier vs Hooker preview.

Jordan Griffin (18-7) vs. Youssef Zalal (8-2)

Both of these fighters come in standing at 5’10 and weighing in at 145. Griffin had his fight cancelled a few weeks ago because his opponent got sick. Griffin has the advantage when it comes to significant strikes landed per minute at 2.87 to 2.08. However, Zalal will be going for the takedowns in this one and he averages 6 per fight. 5 of Zalal’s 8 wins have come via submission. It should be noted that Griffin has only lost via submission twice.

Kay Hansen (6-3) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (9-4)

Kay Hansen comes into this fight winning 3 of her last 5 and all 5 of those fights went into the 3rd round. Frey has also won 3 out of her last 5 fights. The eye popping stat here is that all 5 of Frey’s recent fights were title fights and she has won 3 of them. Will we see a Kay-O?

Takashi Sato (15-3) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (8-2)

Takashi Sato comes into this fight 15-3 and is 10-1 in fights decided by knockouts. He lands 3.13 significant strikes per minute and rarely looks for a take down. Ramiz Brahimaj comes in 8-2 and all 8 of his wins have come via submission. This will be a battle between two fighters with completely different fighting styles. It will be fun to watch and see who comes out on top (or standing).

Sean Woodson (7-0) vs. Kyle Nelson (13-3)

Sean Woodson comes into this fight with a 3 inch height advantage and a 7 inch reach advantage. That will come into play in this fight, especially for Woodson when he averages 5.27 significant strikes per minute. Kyle Nelson has lost 2 of his last 3 fights. Woodson is the big favorite in this fight for a reason.

Philipe Lins (14-4) vs. Tanner Boser (17-6-1)

Heavy weights! Philipe Lins has the 3 inch reach advantage but Boser has 10 pounds on him. Lins lands 2.73 significant strikes per minute and Boser lands 4.17 significant strikes per minute. Lins has won 4 out of his last 5 fights and Boser has only won 2 of his last 5 fights. The oddsmakers have this fight at a pick em and I just want to see someone go down in this one. 

Mara Romero Borella (12-8) vs. Miranda Maverick (9-2)

Mara Romero Borella is a (+250) underdog in this fight despite the fact that she has a 3 inch height advantage and 4 inch reach advantage. That’s due to the fact that Miranda Maverick is 5-0 in the last 12 months. The fact that Mara Romero Borella has lost 4 out of her last 5 fights puts her at the large underdog number as well.

Luis Pena (8-2) vs. Khama Worthy (15-6)

Luis Pena comes in standing at 6’3 compared to Khama Worthy at 5’11. This lightweight bout should have plenty of action with Pena landing 3.32 significant strikes per minute and Worthy landing 4.94 significant strikes per minute. Worthy comes in riding a 6 fight winning streak while Luis Pena has lost 2 out of his last 5 fights. Luis Pena is listed as a huge favorite in this one but I think this fight will be closer than the betting odds show. 

Gian Villante (17-11) vs. Maurice Greene (8-5)

Heavy weights! These guys get after it and both of them average more than 4 significant strikes per minute. You aren’t going to see any takedowns in this fight, it’s all about the haymakers. Maurice Greene has a massive size advantage at 6’7 243 over 6’3 205. Greene has lost his 2 most recent fights. Villante has lost 3 of his last 5 fights. I think Greene’s size will be too much for Villante to overcome in this fight. 

Brendan Allen (14-3) vs. Kyle Daukus (9-0)

The stats line this one up to be a pretty good fight but the oddsmakers have Brendan Allen as one of the biggest favorites on Saturday’s card. Brendan Allen comes in riding a 6 fight winning streak with 2 of those wins being title fights. Kyle Daukus has started his MMA career 9-0 and he is coming off of a title fight win himself. These fighters have combined for 16 wins via submission out of their combined 23 career wins. Best betting value in this fight might be to take them to win via submission unless you are feeling that big money on undefeated Kyle Daukus!

Mike Perry (13-6) vs. Mickey Gall (6-2)

Mickey Gall comes in with the 4 inch height advantage and the 3 inch reach advantage. Mike Perry lands double the amount of significant strikes per minute as Mickey Gall and that’s why he is the (-300) favorite in this fight. Mike Perry is 11-1 in fights decided by knockout and Mickey Gall better keep his head up in this one.

Dustin Poirier (25-6) vs. Dan Hooker (21-8)

This lightweight Main Event is going to be worth all of the hype it’s getting. Dustin Poirier averages 5.51 significant strikes per minute and Dan Hooker averages 4.76 strikes per minute. Poirier’s last 2 fights have been title fights and he has gone 1-1. Dan Hooker has won 4 of his last 5 fights and he is hungry for a win in this one. Dustin Poirier is the (-200) favorite in this Main Event.

UFC Fight Night Poirier vs Hooker

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