Dustin Poirier (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC on ESPN 12: Poirier Tops Hooker in ‘Fight of the Year’ Candidate

Bryan Henderson Editor-in-Chief

On Saturday, June 27, the UFC hosted its 12th broadcast on ESPN from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the night’s main event, former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier clashed with New Zealand’s Dan Hooker. The Louisiana native Poirier aimed to rebound from a third-round submission loss to current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last Octagon appearance. The Kiwi Hooker had won seven of his last eight, with five coming via stoppage. He was most recently in action against Paul Felder, eking out a narrow decision victory.

The event kicked off with the preliminary card airing live on ESPN at 6 p.m. ET. The main card followed at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.


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FULL RESULTS
Dustin Poirier def. Dan Hooker by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46)
Mike Perry def. Mickey Gall by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Maurice Greene def. Gian Villante by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 3, 3:44
Brendan Allen def. Kyle Daukaus by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Takashi Sato def. Jason Witt by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:48
Julian Erosa def. Sean Woodson by submission (D’Arce choke). Round 3, 2:44
Khama Worthy def. Luis Pena by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 2:53
Tanner Boser def. Philipe Lins by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:41
Kay Hansen def. Jinh Yu Frey by submission (armbar). Round 3, 2:26
Youssef Zalal def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)