Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier Set For Headlining Bout on UFC’s June 27th Show

A main event for UFC’s June 27th card was announced on Friday, with UFC President Dana White revealing Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier have been booked for a five-round fight. The announcement came on ESPN’s MMA channel. 

The fight will be Poirier’s first after a loss to the UFC Lightweight Champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Before the loss, Poirier had a five-fight winning streak in the promotion.

Hooker has won his last three, with a most recent split decision win over Paul Felder completing the trio. Heading into this fight, Hooker and Poirier are both ranked in the division’s top five.

Fights Added To Prelims

Two preliminary bouts were revealed for the first time on the video call as well. A battle between Jennifer Maia and Viviane Araujo were announced to have a flyweight battle. Also, a 150-pound catchweight matchup between Sean Woodson and Kyle Nelson was booked.

Maia will be returning after a loss in November, going to the scorecards against Katlyn Chookagian. Araujo will be returning after her first loss in the UFC, which came from Jessica Eye in December.

Winner of TV series “Dana White’s Contender Series,” Woodson had a successful debut UFC debut in October, defeating Kyle Bochniak. Nelson will look to even his currently 1-2 UFC record. The prelims are currently only four fights, though it was stressed it is a work in progress.

The now-nine-fight card is set to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA without a crowd.

Here’s the card in it’s current state:

Main Card

Bout 9: Dustin Poirier (25-6) vs. Dan Hooker (20-8) (Lightweight)

Bout 8: Mickey Gall (6-2) vs. Mike Perry (13-6) (Welterweight)

Bout 7: Ian Heinisch (14-3) vs. Brendan Allen (14-3) (Middleweight)

Bout 6: Maurice Greene (8-4) vs. Gian Villante (17-11) (Heavyweight)

Bout 5: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Sara McMann (12-5) (Bantamweight)

Preliminary Card

Bout 4: Jennifer Maia (17-6-1) vs. Viviane Araujo (8-2) (Flyweight)

Bout 3: Luis Pena (8-2) vs. Khama Worthy (15-6) (Lightweight)

Bout 2: Tanner Boser (17-6-1) vs. Philipe Lins (14-4) (Heavyweight)

Bout 1: Sean Woodson (7-0) vs. Kyle Nelson (13-3) (Catchweight 150-lbs)

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