Daniel
Hooker
13-6-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 13-6-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Hangman
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Fights Out Of: Auckland New Zealand
Age: 25
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 75"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
394
38% Successful
151
Types of Successful Strikes
0
151
63% Standing
28%
95
42
14
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
33% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
1
Takedown Defense
76
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Daniel Hooker
Oct 3, 2015
52
19
2
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Hooker
May 9, 2015
32
21
2
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Daniel Hooker
Sep 20, 2014
132
99
3
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Hooker
Jun 28, 2014
12
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I have prepared for this fight in my hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, working with some of the top combat sports athletes and coaches. This is definitely the best shape I have ever been in with my conditioning coach Makoto Endo monitoring my fitness. My wrestling is reaching new levels with a great addition to my camp in Andrei Paulet. So old and fresh faces are in camp helping me prepare.

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
 
• Pro since 2009
 
• Five wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar, guillotine, triangle), six by KO
 
• Eight first-round finishes
 
• Has won 7 of last 9
 
• 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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