Dan Hooker Cleared for UFC 266

MMA Fighter in the lightweight category, Dan Hooker who is also ranked at number 8 in the lightweight division, has at last been cleared to fight Nasrat Haqparastat UFC 266 this Saturday the 25th of September, 2021.

Hooker is currently a -155 betting favorite for the fight with his dynamic striking set to the the difference over Haqparastat. Bookmaker odds range from -145 to -155 so it’s a good idea to check out some of the best sportsbooks online at sites like Meta.Reviews

Better and more popularly known as ‘The Hangman’, Dan Hooker has had a tough couple of weeks with several turning points emerging in the MMA Fighting Championships, with his native country, New Zealand, going into lockdown following the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country and the fear of the next wave lurking all over the country. Inspite of all the promotions going all out to get Dan Hooker out of the country, it looked like the quarantine in New Zealand had clearly gotten the upper hand till today when MMA Twitter and fan support could finally get Dan Hooker the ticket to MMA Fighting Championship he had so desired. 

How Did Hooker Make His Way to the US Then?

Here is how Hooker has managed to secure the fight and then make his way from New Zealand to the US:

  • Dan Hooker spoke to Submission Radio recently about how he had signed up for the fight on a Sunday and then on Tuesday, New Zealand went into lockdown;
  • Hooker still went to the gym to train with the fight being just that many days away and got chased around by cops which did nothing to dampen his resolve;
  • On Friday, the authorities got back to Dan Hooker and informed him that he would not be able to make it to the US;
  • Hooker let his social media, mainly the MMA Twitter do the talking for him and all the fans completely bombarded the New Zealand and US consulates to get Hooker into the US.

Hooker shares his TUF 29 Coach with Featherweight Champion, Alexander Volkanovski, whis is headlining UFC 266 against the world number 2, Brian Ortega. All the action of UFC 266 takes place this Saturday, September 25th, 2021.