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UFC 257: Hooker vs Chandler 01/23/2021 Picks, Betting Predictions and Previews

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UFC 257 Hooker vs Chandler 01-23-2021 Picks Betting Predictions and Previews

UFC 257: Hooker vs Chandler 01/23/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is celebrating its third fight card of the year and it is their biggest. UFC 257 is set to happen this Saturday, January 23 at the Etihad Arena located in “Fight Island” or Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fans can catch the matches through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature Conor McGregor back in the cage taking on second-ranked lightweight contender Justin Poirier. Co-headlining them is another lightweight bout as 6th-ranked Dan Hooker goes up against Michael Chandler. This is going to be an interesting match as Dan Hooker is seen by UFC Betting Odds as the fighter with the edge over Michael Chandler.

UFC 257: Hooker vs Chandler 01/23/2021

When: Saturday, January 23, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 257: Hooker vs Chandler 01/23/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Dan Hooker -140 Michael Chandler +120

Main Card

Dan Hooker

Dan Hooker is a 30-year-old lightweight fighter that came all the way from Auckland, New Zealand. He is six-feet tall and he has been representing City Kickboxing for most of his professional career. Hooker is known as “The Hangman” whenever he gets inside the MMA cage and has a professional record of 20-9. Half of his wins were earned through knockouts while he also had seven submissions and three decisions. His three-match winning streak was just recently snapped by Dustin Poirer in UFC on ESPN 12. Before going down, Hooker took Poirier to the limit and lasted five rounds with him but didn’t earn the unanimous decision.

Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler is known as “Iron” inside the MMA cage and this fighter resides in High Ridge, Missouri in the USA. He stands at five-foot-eight and gets his fight skills sharpened at the Power MMA team. Chandler is already 34 years old and had 26 professional career fights. He won 21 while lost five of them. His victories are divided into nine knockouts, seven submissions and five decisions. This is going to be his first match in the UFC but Hooker has been a famous name in Bellator which he was fighting in for ten years. He won his last match just back in August 2020 in Bellator 243 by knocking out Benson Henderson in the first round.

Hooker vs Chandler Betting Numbers

Hooker
Chandler
Record 20-9-0 21-5-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country New Zealand USA
Height 6’0″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 75 71
Win by KO/TKO 50% 43%
Win by Submission 35% 33%
Decisions 15% 24%
Strikes landed per minute 4.98 4.08
Striking accuracy 48% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.89 3.81
Striking defense 52% 52%
Takedown average 0.07 2.57
Takedown accuracy 34% 41%
Takedown defense 79% 80%
Submission average 0.30 1.50

Hooker vs Chandler Betting Picks

Daniel Hooker is given the edge over Michael Chandler by Sportsbook since he has more experience fighting in the UFC. This should be a match that will thread the minutes with Hooker coming out on top using the judges’ decision.