Dan Hooker submits Marc Diakiese at UFC 219

New Zealand’s Dan Hooker wracked up win number five in the UFC with a third-round submission win over Marc Diakese earlier today.

The bout started slowly as the two were reduced to singular strikes. Known for his flashy flashy style, Diakiese did attempt to catch the 27-year-old Kiwi with spinning kicks however Hooker had done his homework and stayed out of range.

After eating some leg-kicks early, Hooker secured a takedown in the second-round. He transitioned to back-control and immediately looked to sneak the arm around his opponent’s neck but Diakiese weathered the storm and was able to see out the round.

That wasn’t the same in the third and final round as an ill-advised takedown attempt from Diakiese allowed Hooker to lock in a tight guillotine to secure the tap only 42-seconds into the round.

The win moves Hooker’s record to 15-7 (UFC 5-3) and Hooker has already set his eyes at UFC Perth in February.

The bout took place on the main card of UFC 219 and was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event was headlined by a women’s featherweight championship fight where Cristiane  “Cyborg” Santos who would walk away victorious winning a unanimous decision against Holly Holm.

Results (Main Card):

  • Cristiane Santos def. Holly Holm via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Edson Barboza via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Dan Hooker def. Marc Diakiese via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 3, 0:42
  • Carla Esparza def. Cynthia Calvillo via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Neil Magny def. Carlos Condit via Decision (Unanimous)

Results (Prelimary Card):

  • Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Khalil Rountree via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Myles Jury def. Rick Glenn via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Marvin Vettori DRAW Omari Akhmedov
  • Matheus Nicolau Pereira def. Louis Smolka via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Tim Elliott def. Mark Delarosa via Submission (Anaconda Choke), Rd 2, 1:41
FNA Staff