UFC San Antonio Results: Dan Hooker Gets First Stoppage of the Night With First Round KO

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Dan Hooker UFC San Antonio
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Dan Hooker stopped the run of decisions quickly, knocking out James Vick in the first round at UFC San Antonio to get back in the win column.

Both James Vick and Dan Hooker know what it’s like to have consistent success in the UFC lightweight division. Each fighter was recently on a four-fight winning streak. But, heading into UFC San Antonio, Vick and Hooker were looking to get back into the win column. Vick had lost back-to-back bouts, getting beat by Justin Gaethje and Paul Felder in his last two trips inside the Octagon.

Hooker’s most recent fight was a brutal beating at the hands (and legs) of Edson Barboza. Hooker was finished in the third round with a body blow KO from the dangerous Brazilian, snapping his previously mentioned winning streak. There’s no shame in losing to Barboza, but back-to-back losses is no way to live in the UFC’s 155-pound division, which is full of dangerous fights from top-to-bottom.

Dan Hooker took the center of the cage with some kicks to start the fight. Vick responded with a leg kick of his own, then Hooker landed a multi-punch combination as Vick backpedaled away. Another combo snapped the head of Vick back, then Vick did the same to Hooker. Both men were using all six feet of their frames in this one early. Pressuring hooks came in from Hooker. He stayed moving forward, ducked in with a feint right and a big left that floored James Vick. Hooker pounced and got the first finish of the night.

Dan Hooker def. James Vick by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1 (2:33)

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