UFC 267: Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Prediction, Odds and Fight Preview

Dan Hooker will be facing Islam Makhachev in a Lightweight contest at UFC 267. Here is the Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Prediction.

Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Prediction
Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Prediction

The Lightweight contest of UFC 267 features one of the most highly anticipated fights of the night between the number 5th ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, Islam Makhachev facing the number 6th ranked Lightweight fighter, Dan Hooker. Here is the UFC 267 Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.

UFC 267: Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Fight Preview

Islam Makhachev is one of the most promising contenders for the title in the Lightweight division. The Dagestani Lightweight fighter is the protégé of former UFC Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov and he holds an eight-fight winning streak in the division.

Makhachev made his UFC debut against Leo Kuntz on UFC 187 and faced the only loss of his MMA career in the very next fight against Adriano Martins at UFC 192. But since that defeat, Islam Makhachev is been on an absolute tear in the division.

He is coming into this fight riding a winning streak of eight fights, which includes his latest win coming against Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN: Moises vs Makhachev. Makhachev is looking forward to making a statement in this fight at UFC 267 and fighting for the Lightweight title in his next fight.

Dan Hooker on the other hand is also one of the biggest names in the Lightweight division. He made his UFC debut against Ian Entwistle on UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs Marquardt. Hooker earlier used to fight at Featherweight but once he moved to Lightweight, he secured wins against some of the big names of the division such as Gilbert Burns, Paul Felder, Al Iaquinta, and others.

Hooker faced the number one ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, Dustin Poirier, at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs Hooker. These two produced a show for the ages but Dan Hooker lost the fight in end by unanimous decision. He lost his next fight as well against Michael Chandler at UFC 257.

But Hooker came back to the win column with his latest win against Nasrat Haqparast on UFC 266. Dan Hooker picked this fight on one month’s notice and now he is ready to end Islam Makhachev’s hype with this fight.

UFC 267: Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Prediction and Odds

Dan Hooker and Islam Makhachev
Dan Hooker and Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev is the heavy betting favorite to win this fight with betting odds of -634 in his favor against Dan Hooker who is coming in this fight as a big underdog with betting odds of +451 in his favor.

This fight is going to play a major role in determining the next Lightweight title contender and both Makhachev and Hooker will look forward to making a statement at this one.

Predicted Result: Islam Makhachev def Dan Hooker

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