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UFC Auckland results: Dan Hooker edges out Paul Felder – Who talks retirement

The main event at UFC Auckland turned out a to be a bloody, five round slug fest, catch the full results from the event on MMAnytt!

The UFC returned to New Zealand this weekend with UFC Auckland, now the full results are in. The main event was a lightweight battle with heat behind it, as Paul Felder came from the USA to face hometown hero Dan Hooker. As many had predicted, the fight was brutal, bloody and went the distance. Both fighters had their moments, with the momentum swinging back and forth. While it seemed like Felder had found the distance in the later rounds, Hooker capped off the fight with a takedown. The fight went to the judges scorecards with Hooker slightly edging out Felder with 48-47, 47-48, 48-47 scoring.

After the fight, an emotional Felder alluded to a possible retirement following the loss.

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“Man, I got a 4-year-old at home that misses me every time I go away like this,” a tear-eyed Felder said. “I don’t know. But congratulations to Dan. I knew this is exactly what I was in for when I came here to New Zealand. I pissed this guy off, and when you piss off a talented guy like Dan, he’s gonna bring it to you.

“Man, that was fun, brother. Five rounds going at it. I’m not sure (what’s next), you know. I’ll still go back, I’ll talk to my family, but it was an absolute honor to share the octagon for 25 minutes with this guy.”

In a moderate upset light heavyweight Jimmy Crute managed to submit Polish knockout artist Michal Oleksiejczuk in the very first round, ending the fight via a kimura. Chinese standout Yan Xiaonan handed former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz her fourth straight loss, winning every single round according to all judges.

UFC Auckland results:

  • Dan Hooker def. Paul Felder via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
  • Jimmy Crute def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (Kimura) – Round 1, 3:29
  • Yan Xiaonan def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Ben Sosoli via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
  • Brad Riddell def. Magomed Mustafaev via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Zubaira Tukhugov def. Kevin Aguilar via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:21
  • Jalin Turner def. Josh Culibao via TKO (ground-and-pound) – Round 2, 3:01
  • Jake Matthews def. Emil Meek via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Song Kenan def. Callan Potter via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:20)
  • Kai Kara-France def. Tyson Nam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Angela Hill def. Loma Lookboonmee via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Priscila Cachoeira def. Shana Dobson via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:40

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com