Chase Hooper continued his rise up the lightweight ranks with another impressive showing inside the Octagon at UFC Vegas 82.
Stepping inside The APEX for a clash with Jordan Leavitt, ‘The Dream’ earned his second-straight win after putting his opponent away with a rear-naked choke just before the three-minute mark of the opening round.
Official Result: Chase Hooper def. Jordan Leavitt via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:58 of Round 1.
The victory moved Hooper to 5-3 under the UFC banner, and 13-3-1 overall. He kicked off his career inside the Octagon going 2-3, but it appears that ‘The Dream’ has made some serious improvements in his skills and is quickly becoming a legitimate threat in the stacked 155-pound division.