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UFC 266: Hooker vs Haqparast 09/25/2021 Odds, Analysis and Predictions

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UFC 266 Hooker vs Haqparast 09-25-2021 Odds Analysis and Predictions1

UFC 266: Hooker vs Haqparast 09/25/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship intended another excellent month of fighting with a stacked fight card in UFC 266. This event will happen in front of a live audience at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming Saturday, September 25. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are great ways to enjoy the matches. Alexander Volkanovski is set to defend the UFC featherweight title in the main event against Brian Ortega. Dan Hooker is going to fight in the preliminary card and he will take on Nasrat Haqparast at lightweight. According to the best UFC betting sites, Dan Hooker will come out with the victory over Nasrat Haqparast.

UFC 266: Hooker vs Haqparast 09/25/2021

When: Saturday, September 25, 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 266: Hooker vs Haqparast 09/25/2021 Odds

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Hooker Odds Haqparast Odds
Dan Hooker -140 Nasrat Haqparast +120

Dan Hooker

Dan Hooker is a 31-year-old fighter and his hometown is located on the other side of the world in Auckland, New Zealand. His MMA career has been handled by the City Kickboxing MMA stable. Hooker goes by the ring name “The Hangman” and this natural lightweight fighter stands at six feet. He has a 20-10 professional MMA record and those wins are divided to ten knockouts, seven submissions, and three decisions. The pandemic has not been kind to Hooker as he lost the two matches given to him by the UFC. The first was against Dustin Poirier and the most recent was a first-round knockout against Michael Chandler.

Nasrat Haqparast

Nasrat Haqparsat is just entering his prime age of 26 years old and he came all the way from Kandahar, Afghanistan for this match. The Tristar Gym fight team has been responsible for honing his MMA career. Haqparast stands at five-foot-ten and will be coming to this matchup with a 13-3 professional MMA record. This fighter has been known to have strong hands owning nine knockout victories in the pros. Hedging to this matchup, Haqparast has only lost once in his last six UFC matches. He is now on back-to-back wins and will look to go on a winning streak. Both of those victories came from unanimous decisions. 

Hooker vs Haqparast Betting Numbers

Hooker
Haqparast
Record 20-10-0 13-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country New Zealand Afghanistan
Height 6’0″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 75 72
Win by KO/TKO 50% 69%
Win by Submission 35% 0%
Decisions 15% 31%
Strikes landed per minute 4.95 5.81
Striking accuracy 48% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.92 3.23
Striking defense 51% 74%
Takedown average 0.72 0.18
Takedown accuracy 34% 16%
Takedown defense 79% 84%
Submission average 0.30 0.00

Hooker vs Haqparast Betting Picks

Dan Hooker is going to be the favored fighter in the best online sportsbook but Nasrat Haqparast is coming to this match with a chip on his shoulder. The Afghan fighter is going to offer this match for his country who is in the news for the wrong reasons and that can give him enough motivation to pull an upset.