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UFC on FOX 31 results: Edson Barboza brutalizes Dan Hooker

Edson Barboza stopped Dan Hooker with a serious of brutal shots in the UFC on FOX 31 co-main event.

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Milwaukee-Barboza vs Hooker Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

In the UFC on FOX 31 co-main event, the promotion’s #5 lightweight Edson Barboza hit the #14 ranked Dan Hooker with everything he had, and ultimately came up with the stoppage in the third round. The toughness of Hooker is second to none as he kept coming forward, but the output of Barboza proved to be too much.

The lightweights came out trading low kicks back and forth. Barboza touched his target with his hands as Hooker looked to close the distance. Hooker stayed more to the outside, with Barboza throwing more volume. Barboza wobbled Hooker with a right hand, but Hooker recovered and returned fire. Barboza closed out the round with a brutal inside leg kick.

Barboza got to work with heavy inside leg kicks to jump start the second act. Hooker tried to make it a brawl and get on the inside. Hooker found top position and was able to lock down his opponent for a bit. Back on the feet, Barboza began to tag Hooker at will, with all sorts of punches and body klicks. Somehow Hooker kept taking it and coming forward.

Hooker came out for the third round with a dent in his face and shoved his foe up against the fence. Barboza got free and exploded with a spinning back kick to the liver that sent Hooker backing up in pain. Hooker, like terminator, kept coming forward as Barboza kept attacking the body. It was finally a punch to the liver that dropped Hooker and finally brought a stop the fight.

Edson Barboza def. Dan Hooker by KO (Body Shot) at 2:19 of round 3: Lightweight