UFC Auckland: Felder Vs. Hooker Live Results

A friendly callout has turned into a rivalry out of nowhere. The octagon will be the place to settle the beef between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker in the latter’s own backyard. Today, February 22, the UFC returns to New Zealand for UFC Auckland. The event will be held inside the Spark Arena.

Hooker (19-8) is on a two-fight win streak, beating Al Iaquinta back in October at UFC 243. “The Hangman” is 6-1 in his last seven fights. via unanimous decision. The buildup to the fight started after Hooker’s win over Jim Miller back in 2018 via knockout (knee). The 30-year-old called out “The Irish Dragon”, who was interviewing him in the octagon. While the fight didn’t happen right away, patience ended up paying off for both men.

Felder (17-4) is also on a two-fight win streak and is 5-1 in his last six fights. He earned a split decision win over Edson Barboza at UFC 242 back in September. While he has called out Hooker, Felder has managed to catch the eye of Conor McGregor as well.

Ranked next to one another in the UFC’s lightweight rankings, Felder (6) and Hooker (7) are looking to gain extra momentum to secure title opportunities.

FIGHT SPORTS brings you the latest from UFC Auckland!

Main Card (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+) 

Dan Hooker def. Paul Felder via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

Jimmy Crute def. Michał Oleksiejczuk via kimura (3:29 into round one)

Yan Xiaonan def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Ben Sosoli via TKO (1:28 into round one)

Brad Riddell def. Magomed Mustafaev via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Prelims (4 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

Zubaira Tukhugov def. Kevin Aguilar via TKO (3:21 into round one)

Jalin Turner def. Joshua Culibao via TKO (3:01 into round two)

Jake Matthews def. Emil Weber Meek via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Song Kenan def. Callan Potter via KO (2:20 into round one)

Kai Kara-France v. Tyson Nam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Angela Hill def. Loma Lookboonmee via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Priscila Cachoeira def. Shana Dobson via KO (0:40 into round one)

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