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Paul Felder contemplates retirement following UFC on ESPN+ 26 loss to Dan Hooker

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Paul Felder was emotional in the wake of his loss to Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN+ 26, and it remains to be seen what the future will hold for “The Irish Dragon.”
Felder suffered a split decision loss to Hooker in Saturday's headliner at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. After the five-round war, Felder struggled to digest what could come next.
The lightweight contender also has a flourishing career as a UFC commentator and analyst, and that work has been something Felder has juggled alongside his fighting career. At 34, Felder has said many times that he would only continue to compete as...
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Twitter reacts to Dan Hooker's narrow win over Paul Felder at UFC on ESPN+ 26

Twitter reacts to Dan Hooker's narrow win over Paul Felder at UFC on ESPN+ 26

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Dan Hooker achieved his first main event victory on Saturday when he defeated Paul Felder at UFC on ESPN+ 26.
Hooker defended home soil and upped his status as a lightweight contender with a split decision victory over Felder in the event headliner, which took place at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, and streamed on ESPN+.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Hooker's victory over Felder at UFC on ESPN+ 26.
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UFC on ESPN+ 26 results: Dan Hooker edges Paul Felder in brutal slugfest

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Dan Hooker is a lanky lightweight who uses his range to maximum efficiency. Paul Felder is a buzzsaw who likes to bite down on his mouthpiece, close the distance and throw down.
That's what made the main event of Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 26 in Auckland, New Zealand, so intriguing on paper, and the fight delivered exactly what it promised.
For five grueling rounds, the duo put on a display that was equal parts skill and grit, as the duo pieced each other up.
In the end, Hooker , who trains out of Auckland's City Kickboxing, earned the hometown victory at Spark Arena via split decision...
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