November 25, 2020

The UFC capped of its Las Vegas run last night with UFC Las Vegas 4.  The main event Poirier vs. Hooker did not disappoint. The two lightweights put on a performance that will certainly be a contender for fight of the year.

The two fighters went toe-to-toe for the first two rounds trading blows with equal effectiveness. At the close of Round Two, Hooker put Poirier in trouble with knee to the head. Poirier was the beneficiary of good timing, as the assault came at the tail end of the round. The next two rounds saw more of a ground game with Poirier excelled. The final round saw Poirier turn on the boosters and finish strong.

The result, Dustin Poirier outlasting Dan Hooker to win a unanimous decision  “It was a tough one. Dan came to fight and is a tough guy,” Poirier told CBS Sports. “He is on the rise and really thought he was going to get past me and talked a lot of trash like he was going to move forward and fight the champ. But I put the work in and I trust my team and my work ethic. I came in here and pulled one out and I have a few more rounds in me.”  

Check out the highlights of Poirier vs. Hooker here.

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