|UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker|
The poster for UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||June 27, 2020|
|City||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Attendance||None (behind closed doors)|
UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker (also known as UFC on ESPN 12 and UFC Vegas 4) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on June 27, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
The event was initially scheduled to take place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UFC president Dana White announced on April 9 that starting with UFC 249, all future events were indefinitely postponed. The event would have marked the promotion's fourth visit to Austin, following UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros in February 2018. On May 21, the UFC announced the cancellation of the event in Austin.
A lightweight bout between former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker headlined the event. The pairing was previously expected to headline an event on May 16 in San Diego, California. That event was effectively cancelled on April 20, after the California State Athletic Commission extended a moratorium on combat sports events through May 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A women's flyweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Ji Yeon Kim was initially scheduled for this event. However, the bout was rescheduled and will take place on August 29 at UFC Fight Night 178.
A women's flyweight bout between former Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Jennifer Maia and Viviane Araújo was initially scheduled for this event. However, the bout was rescheduled in mid-June after both participants faced travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will take place on August 1 at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana.
A women's bantamweight bout between Aspen Ladd and former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship challenger (also 2004 Olympic silver medalist in wrestling) Sara McMann was scheduled for the event. However, the bout was scrapped after Ladd suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from the event, tearing both her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in training.
Ramiz Brahimaj was scheduled to face Takashi Sato at the event. However, Brahimaj was pulled from the fight during the week leading up to the event in an abundance of caution, after one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. Promotional newcomer Jason Witt stepped in as a replacement to face Sato.
|Main card (ESPN)|
|Lightweight||Dustin Poirier||def.||Dan Hooker||Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 48–46)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Mike Perry||def.||Mickey Gall||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Maurice Greene||def.||Gian Villante||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||3||3:44|
|Middleweight||Brendan Allen||def.||Kyle Daukaus||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Takashi Sato||def.||Jason Witt||TKO (punches)||1||0:48|
|Catchweight (150 lb)||Julian Erosa||def.||Sean Woodson||Submission (D’Arce choke)||3||2:44|
|Preliminary card (ESPN)|
|Lightweight||Khama Worthy||def.||Luis Peña||Submission (guillotine choke)||3||2:53|
|Heavyweight||Tanner Boser||def.||Philipe Lins||KO (punches)||1||2:41|
|Women’s Strawweight||Kay Hansen||def.||Jinh Yu Frey||Submission (armbar)||3||2:26|
|Featherweight||Youssef Zalal||def.||Jordan Griffin||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses. The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,140,000.
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