Al Iaquinta vs Dan Hooker Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC 243 Picks

A Lightweight bout between Al “Raging” Iaquinta (14-5-1) and Dan “The Hangman” Hooker...
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Al Iaquinta vs Dan Hooker
October 06,2019
9PM

A Lightweight bout between Al “Raging” Iaquinta (14-5-1) and Dan “The Hangman” Hooker (18-8-0) features as the co-main event at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday evening, in what looks likely to be an exhilarating fight between two evenly matched fighters.

Although the 32 year-old Iaquinta has lost two of his last three fights, it has to be noted that his loss by Unanimous Decision to fellow American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in his last fight in May came against a vastly experienced fighter who just had too much know-how. 

His previous defeat in April 2018 fight against legendary current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was an altogether more encouraging fight for Iaquinta, with him going the full five rounds with the Russian and giving him what many consider to have been the toughest fight of his career to date.  

In his last fight in July this year, 29 year-old Kiwi Dan Hooker demonstrated his power to beat the American James Vick with a Left Hook to Ground & Pound after 2:33 of Round 1.

Both these men are seen first and foremost as stand-up fighters, with Iaquinta known for his striking volume and aggression, while Hooker is a fighter who is always looking for the knockout punch.

Betting Odds - Winner

 

Iaquinta vs Hooker Betting Lines & Pick

In terms of predictions, this is a fight that could go either way. Dan Hooker has the advantage when it comes to height and reach, but Iaquinta has come through against some quality opponents and, in taking Nurmagomedov the distance, he knows he can mix it with the very best. 

The UFC 243 betting odds for this fight sees Hooker as the narrow bookies favourite at -162 (1.61) with 888Sport, with the best betting line on Iaquinta set at +145 (2.45) with bet365. At the UFC odds on offer, our betting pick will be for the slight underdog to claim the win here.

Iaquinta vs Hooker Pick: Fight Result – Al Iaquinta to Win @ +145 (2.45) with bet365

Iaquinta vs Hooker Pick: Fight Result - Al Iaquinta to Win @ +145 (2.45) with bet365

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