Dan Hooker won at UFC 290 with a fractured wrist and cheekbone!

A fractured wrist and cheekboneThese have been the aftermath of the battle that Dan Hooker experienced last Saturday in the Octagon against Jalin Turner.

The number ten of the light division commented on The MMA Hour who noticed that something was wrong with his right wrist from the first round. “I think it was a front kick in the first round and that’s when it started to break it down a little bit. Fair when the second round begins, I look at my arm because it was not responding in the best way, and then Jalin lands a couple more kicks and I think that’s when it breaks down. I definitely felt it in the second. I thought, something is wrong here”, explained “The Hangman”.

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After the fight, Hooker was taken to the hospital to have his wrist checked.. But to his surprise, the injury did not just stop there, and it is that X-rays not only reflected the broken wrist, but also showed a fracture in his orbital bone.

The fracture in his face occurred because of the countless punches and kicks that received by his opponent. He match was very close (split decision) and both fighters left everything in the cage. a real war.

Despite carrying both injuries during the fight, Hooker managed to overcome and defeat Turner in a lesson in tenacity and resistance. The Californian could not take advantage of the adverse situation of the New Zealander and ended up falling due to the decision of the judges (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

The Auckland Fighter 33 years old has gone through the operating room and will have to leave the octagon for a while to to focus in the recovery of his cheekbone and wrist.

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