Report: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker Rescheduled For June 27 UFC Card, Will Headline The Event

A lightweight division attraction has been rescheduled for the yet to be announced UFC card on June 27 as #3 Dustin Poirier faces #5 Dan Hooker.

Raphael Marinho of Combate first reported the news, as the bout was originally set to headline UFC Fight Night San Diego and MMA Junkie has reported that the fight will headline the June 27 card.

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: Poirier vs. Hooker is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 from a location to be announced with Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be announced.

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