The lightweight contender Jordan Leavit is set to clash against Chase Hooper this Saturday night. It promises to be a competitive match. A win is very important for both fighters as one will fall, and one will rise and move ahead in the competitive lightweight division.
Interestingly, Chase Hooper has never been submitted in his professional career; Jordan Leavitt is eagerly waiting to play a disruptive role in breaking this record, and it will be interesting to see if he can get a submission win against Chase Hooper this Saturday night.
Jordan Leavitt on fighting Chase Hooper
Recently on MMA Junkie Radio, Jordan Leavitt expressed his thoughts on fighting Chase Hooper and explained how he expects the match to play out. “This is my first time fighting somebody that I like and I’ve been a fan of,” Leavitt said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
“I was a fan of Matt Wiman, but also it was my UFC debut, and I was a little scared. But this fight, I’m not sure what to anticipate because I feel like we might both be going in there like, ‘OK, no empathy, go for the kill.’ So, I think it’ll be a little more uncharacteristically violent as we compensate for those nice feelings, but I can’t tell you how this fight is going to go”.
Leavit further said: “I would love to be the first person to submit Chase Hooper, I’m not sure many people will get that opportunity in his career, but I definitely feel inclined to believe it’s going to be a very awkward kickboxing fight, and I’m down for that.
We’re both coming off our best striking performances, and we both never really fought another grappling specialist. So, it’s going to be a weird one”.