Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker

In the primary occasion of UFC on ESPN 12, aka UFC Vegas 4, Dustin Poirier was trying to return to the win column when he battled Dan Hooker.

Forward of the battle, many have been anticipating the bout to earn Combat of the Night time honors. But, the 2 placed on an all-time nice battle and exceeded many fan’s expectations. In the long run, it was Poirier who edged out the unanimous resolution win after 5 onerous rounds.

Now, following the occasion, here’s what we expect must be subsequent for Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker.

Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier has been a perennial light-weight contender and confirmed he’s nonetheless a top-three light-weight on Saturday evening. The win was essential for “The Diamond” if he wished to get one other title shot as he might very effectively be in a primary contender bout subsequent outing.

Poirier took a ton of injury within the battle so for now, he ought to take a while off to heal. The Diamond shouldn’t guide a battle till the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Justin Gaethje battle occurs. If “The Spotlight” wins, Poirier ought to get the title shot given he has a win over Gaethje.

But, if Nurmagomedov stays undefeated and defends his belt, the battle that has to occur is Dustin Poirier vs. Tony Ferguson someday in early 2021. Each fighters ought to take the remainder of the yr off and begin 2021 with a bang by having Poirier and Ferguson headline a Combat Night time card the place the winner earns a title shot. The scrap would assure to be entertaining and could be significant within the light-weight division.

Dan Hooker

Despite the fact that Dan Hooker misplaced the battle, he leaves Vegas along with his inventory as excessive because it ever has been. The Kiwi proved he’s an elite light-weight and received two rounds towards Poirier, and even harm the previous interim champ within the battle.

Like Poirier, Hooker ought to look to take the remainder of 2020 off and heal his accidents and return towards a top-10 opponent. That opponent must be Charles Oliveira. The Brazilain is on an insane successful streak and coming off a win over Kevin Lee. Hooker-Oliveira can headline a Combat Night time card the place the winner would get a top-three opponent.

What do you suppose must be subsequent for Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker after UFC on ESPN 12?

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