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UFC Fight Night 168: Felder vs Hooker 2/23/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 168 Felder vs Hooker 2-23-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 168: Felder vs Hooker 2/23/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed to Auckland New Zealand to hold the UFC Fight Night 168 at the Spark Arena this February 23. This fight card is available to watch on television via pay per view while UFC Fight Pass subscribers can enjoy the online live stream. The main event will feature two welterweights as Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder will be going up against the hometown hero, Dan “The Hangman” Hooker. According to UFC Parlay Betting, it is Hooker on the advantage for this fight against Felder.

UFC Fight Night 168: Felder vs Hooker 2/23/2020

When: Sunday, February 23, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 168: Felder vs Hooker 2/23/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Paul Felder +120 Dan Hooker -150

Main Card

Paul Felder

Paul Felder is a 34-year-old welterweight fighter that hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the USA and stables out of RoufuSport. He currently owns a 17-4 fighting record and he has won back-to-back fights heading to his match against Hooker. “The Irish Dragon” entered the UFC in October 2014 and has lost only four fights in 13 bouts. His last registered loss was against Mike Perry and it was a close call with the judges on a split decision, His last wins are a from decisions but this fighter owns a KO power and 10 of his wins came from that. Expect Felder to try and test Hooker’s capability to endure blows and if not, he will seek to push this match to the scorecards.

Dan Hooker

Dan Hooker is a 30-year-old fighter and he is the fighting in front of his hometown in Auckland, New Zealand. This fighter is a natural at lightweight and will be going up to battle Felder. Coming from the City Kickboxing, the fighter currently holds a 19-8 professional MMA record. He came to the UFC in 2014 and lost four fights in 12 matches. He holds a lethal knockout punch as his 10 matches were all in KOs. Hooker is a more rounded fighter as he can also roll on the floor as he proved that he can also win through submissions. He seldom gets his fights to a mile so expect him to try and bring the fireworks early on in this match.

Felder vs Hooker Betting Numbers

Felder
Hooker
Record 17-4-0 20-8-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States New Zealand
Height 5′ 11″ 6′ 0″
Weight 155 155
Reach 70 75
Win by KO/TKO 59% 53%
Win by Submission 6% 37%
Decisions 35% 11%
Strikes landed per minute 3.55 4.73
Striking accuracy 43% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.17 4.72
Striking defense 50% 55%
Takedown average 0.29 0.4
Takedown accuracy 27% 33%
Takedown defense 59% 78%
Submission average 0.3 0.4

Felder vs Hooker Betting Picks

This should go straight up in the beginning with both fighters testing their endurance to take in blows. Hooker has the chance to close in on the mat where he holds a better advantage. Top Online Sportsbook see Hooker, with the homecourt cooking, as the fighter that will prevail. This should not go the extra mile and should be done early with Hooker coming up on top.