Pros react to Dan Hooker vs. Paul Felder at UFC Auckland

A key lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Dan Hooker and Paul Felder headlined tonight’s UFC Auckland event.

The New Zealand native, Hooker (19-8 MMA), entered tonight’s main event looking to build on a two-fight winning streak. In his most previous Octagon appearance, ‘The Hangman’ had picked up a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Al Iaquinta.

As for Paul Felder (17-4 MMA), ‘The Irish Dragon’ also entered UFC Auckland on a two-fight winning streak, his latest being a split-decision victory over Edson Barboza at UFC 242.

Tonight’s UFC Auckland main event proved to be an absolute war, as Felder and Hooker proceeded to thrown down for twenty-five straight minutes. Following five rounds of action, Dan was awarded the victory by way of split decision.

Official UFC Auckland Result: Dan Hooker def. Paul Felder by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

Check out how the pros reacted to Hooker defeating Felder below:

Who would you like to see Dan Hooker fight next following his split decision victory over  at tonight’s UFC event in Auckland, New Zealand?