Dan Hooker - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Dan
Hooker
16-7-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 16-7-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Hangman
From: Auckland New Zealand
Fights Out Of: Auckland New Zealand
Age: 28
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 75"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
728
43% Successful
313
Types of Successful Strikes
0
313
81% Standing
14%
254
43
16
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
7
43% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
2
2
Takedown Defense
76
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Dan Hooker
UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Jul 7, 2018
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Win
Dan Hooker
Apr 21, 2018
10
24
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Dan Hooker
Dec 30, 2017
17
24
2
0
1
0
1
0
R3 Submission
Win
Dan Hooker
Jun 10, 2017
69
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Dan Hooker
Nov 26, 2016
47
59
0
4
0
4
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Dan Hooker
Mar 19, 2016
5
4
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Dan Hooker
Oct 3, 2015
52
19
2
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Dan Hooker
May 9, 2015
32
21
2
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Dan Hooker
Sep 20, 2014
132
99
3
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Dan Hooker
Jun 28, 2014
12
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I have all the bases covered. I’m constantly working on having a well rounded game and improving as an athlete. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? Over five years ago after watching a friend level some guy and the crowd went nuts. I love the sport and training, but I got into this game to compete and be the best.

What ranks and titles have you held? Australian Fighting Championship LW Title, Supremacy New Zealand LW Champion, King In The Ring Middleweight Kickboxing Champion, WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion, BJJ blue belt

Do you have any heroes? New Zealand’s greatest champions, guys like Mark Hunt, Jason Suttie, Jordan Tai, my coach Aaron Boyes.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be fighting in the UFC means everything.

What was your job before you started fighting? Doorman in Auckland CBD

Favorite striking technique: Body shots


• Has fought from heavyweight to featherweight

• Two UFC fights at lightweight (2-0)

• Pro since 2009

• Seven wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar, 2 guillotine, triangle), seven by KO

• Nine first round finishes

• Has won 10 of his last 13

• Origin of nickname: “I love finishing the fight with chokes; give me half a chance to sink one in and I’ll jump on it.”

Career

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