By the Numbers: James Vick vs. Dan Hooker

By Mark Raymundo Jul 18, 2019


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City Kickboxing’s Dan Hooker was recently finished for the first time inside the Octagon by Edson Barboza. Expect the Kiwi to try and bounce back, but he will have to do it against a Top 15-ranked James Vick, who himself is hungry for a victory after two straight losses. The two lightweights will come to blows on July 20 at UFC on ESPN 4. The numbers below should give you a glimpse of this thrilling match.

Longest winning streak

Vick started his career with nine straight victories without a single defeat. This marks his longest winning run to date, spanning almost five years. It includes five fights inside the Octagon, in which he beat Ramsey Nijem, Valmir Lazaro, Nick Hein, Jake Matthews and Glaico Franca.

Six consecutive triumphs is the longest for Hooker, meanwhile. It happened from April 2012 to June 2014 and includes his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, in which he TKO’d Ian Entwistle. Hooker also beat Nick Patterson, Sboh Ceeh Khuboni, Chengjie Wu and Rusty McBride twice.

Finishing rate

Hooker prides of a high finishing rate. Of his 17 career wins, only one has reached the final bell. He owns nine victories by KO or TKO and seven by submission, making for an impressive 94 percent finishing rate. His most notable victims are Jim Miller, Ross Pearson and Gilbert Burns.

Vick is quite the finisher himself, as eight of his 13 victories came via stoppage — three by KO or TKO and five by submission. That’s a 61 percent finishing rate for the Team Lloyd Irvin standout. He has stopped the likes of Abel Trujillo, Hein and Nijem.

First-round finishes

Vick has stopped six opponents inside the first round. These are Marco Polo Reyes, Matthews, Nijem, Mike Salazar, Jimmy Taylor and Cody Carillo. Hooker has more first-round finishes at 11, making quick work of Burns, Miller, Mark Eddiva, Ian Entwistle, McBride, Khuboni, Wu, Scott MacGregor, Ken Yasuda, Adam Calver and Mike Taylor.

Post-fight bonuses

Vick made his way to the UFC in 2013 and has since earned one post-fight bonus, which was a Performance of the Night citation for his guillotine choke finish of Matthews at UFC Fight Night 65. Hooker, on the other hand, entered the UFC close to a year after Vick made his promotional debut. He has so far received two post-fight bonuses, having been awarded Performance of the Night for his knockout of Hatsu Hioki, also at UFC Fight Night 65, and his knockout of Pearson at UFC Fight Night 110.

Stoppage losses

Hooker has been stopped three times as a pro. He was submitted by Sonny Brown at Rize 4: Crowning Glory and Haotian Wu at Legend FC 8 and was recently knocked out by Barboza at UFC on Fox 31. Meanwhile, Vick has experienced two losses by stoppage. He was knocked out by Beneil Dariush at UFC 199 and by Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 135. Advertisement

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