UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker

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UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker
UFC Fight Night Felder vs. Hooker Official Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)
VenueSpark Arena
CityAuckland, New Zealand
Attendance10,025[1]
Total gate$1,239,625[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2 UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo

UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker (also known as UFC Fight Night 168 and UFC on ESPN+ 26) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on February 23, 2020 at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.[2]

Background[edit]

The event was the third time that the promotion has hosted in Auckland and first since UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in June 2017.[2]

A lightweight bout between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker served as the event headliner.[3]

A light heavyweight bout between Tyson Pedro and Vinicius Moreira was scheduled for the event. However, Pedro pulled out of the fight in early January citing an undisclosed injury. In turn, promotion officials elected to remove Moreira from the card entirely.[4]

A women's flyweight bout between Rachael Ostovich and Shana Dobson was scheduled for the event. However, Ostovich pulled out of the fight for an unknown reason and was replaced by Priscila Cachoeira.[5]

A women's strawweight bout between Loma Lookboonmee and Hannah Goldy was scheduled for the event. However, Goldy pulled out due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill.[6]

A lightweight bout between Jamie Mullarkey and Jalin Turner was scheduled for the event. However, Mullarkey withdrew from the event due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Joshua Culibao.[7]

A welterweight bout between Maki Pitolo and Takashi Sato was scheduled for the preliminary portion of the card. However, the bout was cancelled as Pitolo failed to make it to the scale during the weigh-ins after falling ill and the matchup was called off by medical personnel.[8]

Results[edit]

Main card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Dan Hooker def. Paul Felder Decision (split) (47–48, 48–47, 48–47) 5 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jimmy Crute def. Michał Oleksiejczuk Submission (kimura) 1 3:29
Women's Strawweight Yan Xiaonan def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Ben Sosoli TKO (punches) 1 1:28
Lightweight Brad Riddell def. Magomed Mustafaev Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov def. Kevin Aguilar TKO (punches) 1 3:21
Lightweight Jalin Turner def. Joshua Culibao TKO (punches) 2 3:01
Welterweight Jake Matthews def. Emil Weber Meek Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Song Kenan def. Callan Potter KO (punches) 1 2:20
Flyweight Kai Kara-France def. Tyson Nam Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Angela Hill def. Loma Lookboonmee Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Priscila Cachoeira def. Shana Dobson KO (punch) 1 0:40

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Dan Hooker vs. Paul Felder
  • Performance of the Night: Jimmy Crute and Priscila Cachoeira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2020-02-23). "UFC on ESPN+ 26 bonuses: Dan Hooker vs. Paul Felder an obvious 'Fight of the Night'". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  2. ^ a b Ryan Harkness (2019-11-17). "UFC returns to New Zealand for UFC Fight Night Auckland on February 23rd, 2020". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  3. ^ Staff (2019-11-27). "Kiwi Dan Hooker confirmed as main event for UFC Auckland". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  4. ^ Jay Pettry (2020-01-02). "Tyson Pedro withdraws from UFC Auckland". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  5. ^ Staff (2020-01-24). "Rachael Ostovich out, Shana Dobson now meets Priscila Cachoeira at UFC on ESPN+ 26 in Auckland". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  6. ^ Farah Hannoun (2020-02-05). "Angela Hill steps in to fight Loma Lookboonmee on short notice at UFC on ESPN+ 26". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  7. ^ Staff (2020-02-06). "Joshua Culibao signs with UFC; set to debut at UFC Auckland". fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2020-02-21). "Maki Pitolo vs. Takashi Sato scratched from UFC on ESPN+ 26 lineup". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  10. ^ Newswire (2020-02-22). "UFC Auckland bonuses: Dan Hooker, Paul Felder take home 'Fight of the Night' following five round slugfest". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-02-23.