Chase Hooper

Chase Alan Hooper [1] (born September 13, 1999) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently holds the record for the youngest fighter in history to be signed by the UFC.

Chase Hooper
BornChase Alan Hooper[1]
(1999-09-13) September 13, 1999 (age 21)
Enumclaw, Washington, U.S.
Other namesThe Dream
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (145 lbs)
Reach75.5 in (192 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofEnumclaw, Washington, U.S.
TeamCombat Sport & Fitness
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2017–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins10
By knockout3
By submission5
By decision2
Losses2
By decision2
Draws1
Amateur record
Total5
Wins5
By knockout1
By submission4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships
Silver medal – second place 2016 Irvine   Juvenile Absolute Heavy
Gold medal – first place 2016 Irvine   Juvenile 163.5 lb

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Hooper began his amateur MMA career while he was still attending Enumclaw High School.[4] He amassed a 5–0 amateur record[5] before making his professional debut in October 7, 2017, against Edson Penado. Hooper won the fight by submission in the first round[6] utilizing his heavy skills in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in which he's a juvenile Pan American champion as a blue belt[7] and a current brown belt.[8]

On the regional circuit of Washington, Hooper compiled an undefeated 5-0 record with 4 stoppage wins.[9]

Dana White's Contender SeriesEdit

Hooper competed at the Dana White's Contender Series 14 against Canaan Kawaihae. He won the fight by unanimous decision and was awarded a development league contract.[10]

He competed in three more fights (winning two of them and the other one ending in a draw) in notable minor promotions such as CFFC and Titan FC before being signed by the UFC.[11]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipsEdit

Hooper made his promotional debut against Daniel Teymur on December 14, 2019 at UFC 245. He won the fight by technical knockout in the first round.[12]

Hooper faced Alex Caceres on June 6, 2020 at UFC 250.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision, marking his first professional defeat.[14]

Hooper faced Peter Barrett at UFC 256 on December 12, 2020.[15] He earned a comeback submission win in the third round via heel hook submission from an Imanari roll.[16]

Hooper faced Steven Peterson on June 12, 2021 at UFC 263.[17] At the weigh-ins, Peterson weighed in at 148.5 pounds, two and a half pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight and he was fined 20% of his purse, which went to Hooper.[18] Hooper lost the fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Dominate Fighting Championships
    • Dominate FC Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • Rumble on the Ridge
    • Rumble on the Ridge Amateur Featherweight Championship (One time)

Brazilian Jiu-jitsuEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 10 wins 2 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 5 0
By decision 2 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–2–1 Steven Peterson Decision (unanimous) UFC 263 June 12, 2021 3 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States Catchweight (148.5 lb) bout; Peterson missed weight.
Win 10–1–1 Peter Barrett Submission (heel hook) UFC 256 December 12, 2020 3 3:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–1–1 Alex Caceres Decision (unanimous) UFC 250 June 6, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–0–1 Daniel Teymur TKO (elbows and punches) UFC 245 December 14, 2019 1 4:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0–1 Luis Gomez Submission (rear-naked choke) Titan FC 55 June 28, 2019 1 3:31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Catchweight (147.8 lb) bout; Gomez missed weight.
Win 7–0–1 Sky Moiseichik TKO (punches) Island Fights 54 March 22, 2019 2 3:47 Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Draw 6–0–1 Lashawn Alcocks Draw (split) CFFC 71 December 14, 2018 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–0 Canaan Kawaihae Decision (unanimous) Dana White's Contender Series 14 July 24, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Featherweight.
Win 5–0 Brett Malone Submission (rear-naked choke) Combat Games 61 April 21, 2018 2 4:08 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States Won the Combat Games Lightweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Drew Brokenshire Decision (unanimous) Dominate FC February 24, 2018 5 5:00 Olympia, Washington, United States Featherweight debut. Won the Dominate FC Featherweight Championship.
Win 3–0 Wyatt Gonzalez Submission (triangle choke) CageSport 49 February 10, 2018 1 3:57 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 2–0 Sean Soliz TKO (punches) CageSport 48 December 16, 2017 1 3:01 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 1–0 Edson Penado Submission (rear-naked choke) Rumble on the Ridge 40 October 7, 2017 1 2:45 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States Lightweight debut.

Amateur mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5–0 Jorge Alcala Submission (rear-naked choke) Summer Showdown 4 August 25, 2017 1 2:45 Tulalip, Washington, United States
Win 4–0 Gurpal Sahota Submission (guillotine choke) Rumble on the Ridge 38 May 20, 2017 1 0:53 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States Won the Rumble on the Ridge Amateur Featherweight Championship
Win 3–0 Byron Fernandus Jr Submission (guillotine choke) Supreme Showdown 2 February 17, 2017 1 0:26 Quil Ceda Village, Washington, United States
Win 2–0 Luke Main Submission (rear-naked choke) Reign FC November 26, 2016 1 2:15 Suquamish, Washington, United States
Win 1–0 Patrick Harris TKO (punches) Rumble on the Ridge 36 October 1, 2016 1 2:10 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mixed Martial Arts Show Results: Date: 14 December 2019 Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Chase Hooper | UFC". tapology.com. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  3. ^ "UFC Fighter Chase Hooper promoted to BJJ Black Belt". BJJTribes.com. March 11, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
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  5. ^ "Chase Hooper ("The Dream") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  6. ^ "COGA 59: Rumble on the Ridge 40 | ESPN FightCenter". ESPN. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  7. ^ a b c "Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016" (PDF). IBJJF. April 1, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "UFC 245: Who is Chase Hooper?". FanSided. 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  9. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2020-01-07). "Chase Hooper wants to be MMA's next Demian Maia". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  10. ^ Doyle, Dave (2018-07-24). "DWTNCS results: Nick Newell comes up short in UFC bid, loses to Alex Munoz". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  11. ^ Torres, Joel (2019-08-31). "UFC signs youngest fighter in company history, Chase Hooper to debut at UFC 245". THE SCRAP. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  12. ^ "Chase Hooper wins by TKO in UFC debut". Courier-Herald. 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  13. ^ "Chase Hooper vs. Alex Caceres added to UFC 250". MMA Junkie. 2020-05-22. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  14. ^ Nalan King (2020-06-06). "UFC 250 results: Alex Caceres dominates Chase Hooper for unanimous decision victory". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-10-26). "Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett toegevoegd aan UFC 256 evenement in Las Vegas". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  16. ^ Jay Anderson (2020-12-12). "UFC 256 Results: Chase Hooper Breaks Out Imanari Roll, Locks in Heel Hook on Peter Barrett". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  17. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-04-27). "Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson toegevoegd aan UFC 263 op 12 juni". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  18. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2021-06-11). "UFC 263 weigh-in results: Deiveson Figueiredo makes weight at last minute for flyweight championship bout". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  19. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-06-12). "UFC 263 Results: Steven Peterson Dominates Chase Hooper". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-13.