Dan Hooker

With a win over Al Iaquinta in the co-main event, Hooker showcased a dominant striking to punish his opponent round after round in arguably his biggest win since moving to 155 pounds. The scorecards were 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 to award him the unanimous decision victory.

Afterwards, Hooker took to the microphone to call his shot.

Dustin Poirier

As for the fight on Saturday night, Hooker used a height and reach advantage to keep Iaquinta on the end of his punches, connecting with several stiff shots that rattled the New Yorker on his feet. Iaquinta altered his game plan and decided to look for a takedown, but that went against him as well after Hooker began unloading a series of nasty elbows to the head.

In return, Hooker was able to connect with a stiff right hook that dropped Iaquinta to the ground before following him to the mat in an attempt to get the finish. Iaquinta survived, but he was obviously down after spending 10 minutes in the Octagon with Hooker.

The accuracy and distance striking were just more than Iaquinta could handle with Hooker staying calm and composed during nearly every exchange over three rounds. When the horn sounded, Hooker knew he had just earned a dominant win while taking out a legitimate top 10 ranked opponent.

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