Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast official for UFC 266

Dan Hooker will try to finish his two-fight skid when he faces rising light-weight Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266, a pay-per-view occasion scheduled for Sept. 25 in Las Vegas, NV, the promotion introduced. BJPenn.com first reported the reserving.

Hooker (20-10), ranked No. 9 within the MMA Preventing International Rankings, is on a two-fight dropping skid reverse Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler, snapping a victorious three-fight run over James Vick, Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder.

A longtime veteran of the UFC, “The Hangman” scored key stoppages victories over the course of his octagon run, ending Gilbert Burns, Jim Miller, Marc Diakiese and Ross Pearson since shifting up from the featherweight division.

Haqparast (13-3) has received 5 of seven since becoming a member of the UFC in 2017, defeating Alex Munoz and Rafa Garcia by way of determination in his most up-to-date appearances. The 26-year-old expertise had pocketed a few post-fight bonuses within the firm with wins over Joaquim Silva and Thibault Gouti.

UFC 266 will happen at Las Vegas’ T-Cell Enviornment and have a pair of championship showdowns. Alex Volkanovski is ready to defend the 145-pound throne versus Brian Ortega in the primary occasion, whereas Valentina Shevchenko places her belt on the road reverse Lauren Murphy. A 3rd five-round contest is ready with Nick Diaz returning to rematch Robbie Lawler.

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