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UFC Fight Night 168 Saturday Night From New Zealand

The Octagon heads over to Auckland, New Zealand for a third time Saturday night with Paul Felder meeting native Dan Hooker.

The UFC will head overseas to New Zealand this Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 168.

Set from the Spark Arena in Auckland, the card airs live on ESPN+.

It marks the first time the Octagon has set up shop in the country since June 2017 when Mark Hunt faced off against Derrick Lewis. It is the third time overall for Auckland to play host.

In the main event, Paul Felder takes on Dan Hooker in a lightweight showdown.

Felder, a 34-year-old veteran, is coming off back-to-back wins over Edson Barboza and James Vick. He has won five of his last six around a split decision loss in 2018 to Mike Perry.

Hooker, a New Zealand native born in Auckland, will have the hometown advantage. He is also on a two-bout win streak and is 6-1 over his last seven wins wins vs. Al Iaquinta, Vick, Jim Miller and Ross Pearson.

Jimmy Crute takes on Michal Oleksiejczuk in the co-main event with Karolina Kowalkiewicz meeting Yan Xiaonan in another featured main card bout.

The main card begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+ with prelims starting at 4 p.m. ET.

UFC Fight Night 168: Felder Vs. Hooker Fight Card

Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker

Light Heavyweight: Jimmy Crute vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

Female Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Yan Xiaonan

Heavyweight: Ben Sosoli vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Lightweight: Brad Riddell vs. Magomed Mustafaev

Featherweight: Kevin Aguilar vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Welterweight: Jake Matthews vs. Emil Weber Meek

Welterweight: Callan Potter vs. Song Kenan

Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs. Tyson Nam

Female Strawweight: Loma Lookboonmee vs. Angela Hill

Welterweight: Maki Pitolo vs. Takashi Sato

Female Flyweight: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Shana Dobson

Lightweight: Jalin Turner vs. Joshua Culibao

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