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Dan Hooker books fight alongside teammate Israel Adesanya for UFC 243 in Melbourne

This is gonna be one wild night!
25 August 2022 2:05PM

Kiwi UFC star Dan Hooker will meet in the ring with former title contender 'Raging' Al Iaquinta in the UFC 243 later this year in Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, October 6. 

According to the NZ Herald, the fight agreement is set be signed later this week with Dan commenting: "I was going to be there anyway, that's essentially why I asked to be on the card, I may as well have a fight and get paid while I'm there."

"It's going to be an enormous card."

Hooker will be joining City Kickboxing teammate Israel Adesanya and fellow Kiwi Luke Jumeau. Check out the confirmed bouts below.

  • Middleweight championship: Israel Adesanya v Robert Whittaker (five round main event) 
  • Lightweight bout: Dan Hooker v Al Iaquinta 
  • Heavyweight bout: Tai Tuivasa v Serghei Spivak 
  • Bantamweight bout: Holly Holm v Raquel Pennington 
  • Welterweight bout: Luke Jumeau v Dheigo Lima 
  • Featherweight bout: Megan Anderson v Zarah Fairn Dos Santos 
  • Welterweight bout: Jake Matthews v Rostem Akman 
  • Flyweight bout: Nadia Kassem v Ji Yeon Kim 
  • Heavyweight bout: Justin Tafa v Yorgan de Castro