Report: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker Headlines UFC Fight Night San Diego

A lightweight division attraction  is set to headline UFC Fight Night San Diego as #2 Dustin Poirier is in action against #5 Dan Hooker.

MMA Junkie first reported the main event encounter.

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Poirier (25-6-0-1NC) is competing for the first time since losing a UFC Lightweight Title unification bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Poirier is a former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, defeating former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway to win the gold at UFC 236. Poirier is going to be headlining his sixth straight UFC event and the fighter has a 4-1-0 record in the previous five main event bouts.

Hooker (20-8-0) enters the contest riding a three fight winning streak, defeating the trio of Paul Felder, Al Iaquinta and James Vick. Hooker is coming off of his first main event appearance for the UFC, which was a split decision win over the aforementioned Felder at UFC Fight Night Auckland. Hooker has picked up twenty wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of them have come by way of KO/TKO.

UFC Fight Night San Diego takes place on Saturday, May 16 from the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California with Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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