Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson focused for UFC 263

Chase Hooper has his first battle of 2021 on the books.

A number of folks with data of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Preventing {that a} featherweight matchup between Hooper and Steven Peterson has been added to the UFC 263 battle card. The occasion takes place June 12 at a location but to be introduced, though Dana White has hinted Arizona because the potential touchdown spot. BJ PENN was first to report the reserving.

Hooper is ready to make his fourth stroll to the octagon and is coming off one of many craziest wins of his profession. After being down two rounds on two judges’ scorecards—19-19 on the third—“The Dream” was in a position to come by with a heel hook submission within the third spherical at UFC 256 in December. The 21-year-old picked up his second UFC stoppage win, bouncing again from his first professional loss to Alex Caceres at UFC 250.

Peterson will compete for the primary time in almost two years after being compelled to withdraw from his final two scheduled bookings. “Ocho” snapped a two-fight skid in spotlight reel vogue in his most up-to-date look when he stopped Martin Bravo with a spinning again fist at UFC Mexico Metropolis in September 2019.

UFC 263 can be headlined by a middleweight title battle between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori. The flyweight championship can be on the road within the co-main occasion as Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will run it again following their immediate basic in December.

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