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Setback Strikes UFC Austin: Dan Hooker Withdraws, Bobby Green Seeks New Challenge



In the fast-paced world of the UFC, twists and turns are part of the game. UFC’s upcoming return to the Lone Star State, UFC Austin, was all set for a gripping showdown until fate intervened with an unexpected turn.


Dan Hooker, known for his grit and determination inside the octagon, faced a setback. His much-anticipated five-round co-main event bout against Bobby Green has been scratched due to an unfortunate injury. Multiple sources close to the UFC confirmed the news, shattering the hopes of fans eagerly anticipating this pivotal lightweight clash.

This turn of events has left fight enthusiasts on the edge of their seats, wondering who will step up to replace Hooker and face Green. The promotion is on the hunt for a suitable replacement, adding an element of mystery and anticipation to the event.


The spotlight now shines brighter on the headlining lightweight matchup between Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan. Yet, the absence of Hooker from the card cannot be overlooked, especially considering this is the second time in 2023 that injury has dashed his fight plans. Despite his resilience and determination, a broken hand earlier this year forced him out of UFC 285.


However, Hooker’s return at UFC 290 displayed his tenacity as he clinched a thrilling split-decision victory against Jalin Turner. His absence from UFC Austin leaves a void, but it's an opportunity for another fighter to step into the limelight.

On the flip side, Bobby Green, riding high on an unbeaten streak in 2023 with impressive wins against Tony Ferguson and Grant Dawson, now awaits a new challenge. Should he remain on the card, Green aims to continue his winning momentum and solidify his status as a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight division.

As the countdown to UFC Austin continues, the unpredictability of the fight game keeps fans eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the new chapter in this event's story. As the adage goes, in the UFC, anything can happen – and that's what keeps us all on the edge of our seats.

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