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UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker results, discussion, play-by-play

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Check out the blow-by-blow results for today’s UFC Auckland main card, where Paul Felder meets Dan Hooker in the main event.

It’s time for the UFC Auckland card to go down from the Spark Arena in New Zealand, with the main card beginning at 7PM ET and the undercard starting at 4PM ET. All 12 Auckland tilts can be seen on ESPN+. Join us today on Bloody Elbow for results, discussion and play-by-play for the five-fight main card portion of the event.

The event’s featured matchup will entail two violent strikers going at it when the promotion’s #6 ranked lightweight, Paul Felder, tangles with the #7 ranked, Dan Hooker. Both men are capable of sinister brutality, so expect a ton of fireworks. The co-main event will take place in the light heavyweight division as the 10-1 Jimmy Crute squares up with the 14-3 Michal Oleksiejczuk. When these guys win, they get it done by way of finish, which should make for an interesting and hopefully exciting outcome. Also on the UFC Auckland main card, the company’s #14 ranked strawweight, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, meets the streaking Xiaonan Yan. Kowalkiewicz is looking to rebound from a three-fight losing skid, while Xiaonan has won all-four of her UFC fights.

Main card: (7PM ET, ESPN+)

Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker: Lightweight

Rd.1-

Felder presses behind feints. Two leg kicks score for Hooker. Felder misses with one of his own. Felder falls from botching a spinning backfist. Right hand connects for Hooker. Another calf kick for Hooker. And another. Felder misses a low kick but lands a 1-2. Teep from Felder. Felder checks a kick but eats a jab. Felder kicks the leg. Body cross hits but hook misses for Felder. Another calf kick scores for Hooker. Left hook lands for Felder. They exchange body kicks. Left hook snaps back the head of Hooker. Hook misses for Felder. Spinning back kick barely lands for Felder. Low kick knocks over Hooker. The fight moves to the cage with Hooker having double unders. Leg for for Felder but lead uppercut hits for Hooker. Close round.

10-9 Hooker?

Rd.2-

Felder starts with his right eye swelling. Hooker kicks the body and then the leg. Two jabs for Hooker. They exchange calf kicks. Jab to calf kick connects for Hooker. And again. Felder eats a cross. Felder throws a one-two but eats a hard right hand. Cross to left hook is landed by Felder. Hooker manages to take the back while standing with one hook in. Felder sneaks in an up-elbow and moves to the cage. Felder is free. Felder jabs but eats another kick on the calf. Felder kicks the leg and eats a hook. Felder misses with a right hand. Felder kicks the inside of the leg then blocks a head kick. Hooker returns to the calf kick. Side kick hits the belly if Hooker. A left hook for Felder. Hooker eats a spinning backfist. Hooker lands a jab but takes a spinning elbow.

10-9 Hooker

Rd.3-

Hooker feints the calf kick. Body jab for Hooker. Felder lands a left to the body then sticks a jab. Then a cross to the body. Felder kicks the leg and scores a right-left combo. Hooker lands a cross and eats a hook. Big left hook to cross lands for Felder, and then a jab. Hooker pumps his jab. Felder goes back to the body with the cross but absorbs a cross. Hooker doubles up on the jab. They trade leg kicks then Hooker hits another jab. Double jab to cross for Hooker. Cross for Felder. Jab for Hooker. They are trading! Left right left for Hooker. Another double jab jousts Felder. Leg kick for Felder, jab for Hooker, and then a cross for Felder. A spinning back kick to the midsection of Hooker. Felder shoots in but Hooker shoves him against the cage. Felder throws a set of knees. Another close round.

10-9 Hooker?

Rd.4-

Felder cracks an outside leg kick, to inside leg kick, and then back to the outside. Cross from Felder. And again. Left hook for Felder. They swap jabs. Left hook for Felder. And again. Then a cross. Hooker doubles up on the calf kick. Felder wobbles Hooker! A level change from Hooker and he shoves Felder to the fence. He lands a body knee. They swap jabs. Hooker takes the back standing again with one hook in. Felder gets free. Hooker jabs but eats a hard cross. Another hard right gets through. Felder leaps in with a hook. Another cross lands and then a jab. Hooker shoots in again but Felder is fighting it. Felder sneaks in an elbow with his back to the cage.

10-9 Felder

Rd.5-

Jab for Hooker and leg kick for Felder. Another leg kick for Felder. Hooker kicks the thigh but eats a cross. They swap crosses but Felder’s is harder. Another right from Felder. Body cross connects for Felder. Hooker throws a calf kick but eats a cross. Hooker shoots in and takes the back standing again. Felder spins around. Hooker knees the legs. Felder is free. Right hand lands for Hooker, and another. Felder blasts a cross. Felder hits a jab. And again. A jab jousts the face of Felder. The left hook connects for Felder. Stinging jab snaps back the head of Felder. He clocks Hooker with another right. Hooker scores a takedown. Felder goes to stand but Hooker takes the back. Felder is up. Felder lands a back elbow. WHAT A FIGHT!

10-9 Felder

Dan Hooker def. Paul Felder by split decision (48-47 x2, 47-48)

Jimmy Crute vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk: Light Heavyweight

Rd.1-

Crute misses with a high kick and shoots a takedown. Oleksiejczuk is down but is working to get up. Crute stays attached and bring his foe back to the mat. Rinse and repeat. Oleksiejczuk is getting rag dolled. Up and down Oleksiejczuk goes. He just can't get any sort of seperation. Oleksiejczuk stands uses the cage to stay upright. He’s free. Jab lands for Crute but Oleksiejczuk hits a hook. Crute picks up another takedown. He moves to full mount. Crute moves to side control. He locks up a Kimura. HE GETS IT!!!

Jimmy Crute def. Michal Oleksiejczuk by submission (Kimura) at 3:29 of round 1

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Xiaonan Yan: Strawweight

Rd.1-

Yan presses forward behind a hard three-piece. She does it again and finishes with a body kick. Kowalkiewicz sticks a right hand. Yan is really being aggressive. Yan leaps in with an uppercut to left-right, but misses. She does it again and hits the uppercut. Spinning backfist connects for Kowalkiewicz. Cross to the face then body for Yan. Kowalkiewicz clinches up but gets tossed on her back. Yan locks up an old school can opener. Kowalkiewicz is up but Yan is holding her against the cage. They separate. A jab-cross for Kowalkiewicz. Yan returns a jab to side kick. Right hook for Yan and Kowalkiewicz clinches up. Another toss for Yan to take top position. Yan stands over her foe and kicks the leg. Kowalkiewicz stand up and eats a cross.

10-9 Yan

Rd.2-

The doctor comes in to check the right eye of Kowalkiewicz. The fight resumes. Body kick to left-right opens the round. Jousting cross for Yan. Jab-cross for Yan. She is landing at will. Yan backs Kowalkiewicz to the cage and tees off with a flurry. Kowalkiewicz grabs ahold of the clinch against the cage. Yan is fighting off the takedown attempt but is still against the fence. Yan reverses the position. Double underhooks for Yan. She knees the thigh and hits another trip. Yan allows Kowalkiewicz to stand up. Kowalkiewicz spins with a back fist but eats a cross. Yan gets a takedown but allows her opponent to get up. Jab cross for Kowalkiewicz. Spinning kick misses by a mile for Kowalkiewicz. A 1-2 lands for Kowalkiewicz. Yan connects with a stinging cross.

10-9 Yan

Rd.3-

Yan gets right back to work. Jab cross to body kick lands, then a big body shot. Kowalkiewicz backs up to the cage. Yan flurries against the fence but Kowalkiewicz escapes. Kowalkiewicz tries another backfist but gets stuck with a two-piece. Yan finds top position but Kowalkiewicz attacks a leg lock. Yan is punching the thigh. Kowalkiewicz hammerfists from her back. Yan is still attacking the thigh with punches and elbows. Kowalkiewicz bails on the leg lock and Yan starts to improve her position. Yan is dropping small punches with one of her legs still tied up. Kowalkiewicz rolls into top position.

10-9 Yan

Xiaonan Yan def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)

Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Ben Sosoli: Heavyweight

Rd.1-

De Lima comes out swinging! He cracks Sosoli with a flurry. Jab for De Lima. Right-left-right for De Lima. And again. Sosoli seems unfazed. De Lima throws the three piece again, but this time a right hooks lands clean and sends Sosoli to the canvas in a daze. The referee steps in and this one is over!

Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Ben Sosoli by TKO at 1:28 of round 1

Magomed Mustafaev vs. Brad Riddell: Lightweight

Rd.1-

A series of feints from both men open the bout. Mustafaev kicks to the body. Riddell misses with a head kick. Mustafaev goes back to the body with a kick. A big right hand drops Mustafaev! Riddell follows him to the ground but is fighting off a leg lock. They’re back on the feet. Mustafaev muscles a takedown against the cage. Riddell works to his feet but Mustafaev takes him right back down. Riddell is up again but eats a knee tot he head. Mustafaev with another takedown. Riddell stands just to get taken down yet again. Riddell explodes up and shoots for a takedown himself. He bails and they return to open space. Close round.

10-9 Mustafaev

Rd.2-

Riddell opens the round with another huge right hand, but Mustafaev wears it well. Riddell explodes with a three piece. Big leg kick for Riddell, and another. Two right hooks hit for Mustafaev. Riddell whiffs on a looping right. Mustafaev sticks an uppercut and then a massive overhand right. Riddell knocks over Mustafaev with a leg kick. Riddell explodes in with a left hook to right hand, but eats a hard right hand. Mustafaev shoots in and has Riddell on one knee against the cage. Riddell is trying to get off the cage but Mustafaev is controlling. Mustafaev gets the takedown and knees the thigh. Riddell is up but right back down. Another close round.

10-9 Mustafaev?

Rd.3-

Inside leg kick for Mustafaev. A spinning kick resulted in Mustafaev slipping to the floor, but Riddell allows him to stand. Mustafaev lands a sneaky flying knee. Riddell responds with a heavy right hand, but Mustafaev clinches up against the fence. Riddell escapes into open space. Hard leg kick for Riddell. Mustafaev eats a punch before Riddell blasts a takedown. Ground and pound is flying in for Riddell. Both men are bleeding. Mustafaev is up and grinding against the fence. Riddell is free and launches a body kick. Mustafaev shoots a single leg and gets the takedown. Riddell is up and gets a takedown of his own. He’s landing shots to the head. Mustafaev shoots from his knees but eats some elbows. Mustafaev goes for a takedown but ends up on bottom.

10-9 Riddell

Brad Riddell def. Magomed Mustafaev by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Prelims: (4PM ET, ESPN+)

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  • Jalin Turner def. Joshua Culibao by TKO at 3:01 of round 2: Lightweight
  • Jake Matthews def. Emil Meek by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): Welterweight
  • Song Kenan def. Callan Potter by KO at 2:20 of round 1: Welterweight
  • Kai Kara-France def. Tyson Nam by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Flyweight
  • Angela Hill def. Loma Lookboonmee by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Strawweight
  • Priscila Cachoeira def. Shana Dobson by KO at :40 of round 1: (W) Flyweight