Dan Hooker desired a bout with Al Iaquinta and he’ll get it.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports that Iaquinta vs. Hooker has actually been verbally agreedto The light-weight tilt is set to happen inside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Iaquinta and Hooker are arranged to toss down at UFC 243 on Oct. 5.

At initially, it appeared expect the bout was lost. Hooker stated he desired the bout, however firmly insisted that Iaquinta wasn’t interested. “Raging” rejected Hooker’s claim, however “The Hangman” informed MMAJunkie.com that he was all set to proceed.

“(Iaquinta is) not taking the fight; I’ll fight (Alexander) Hernandez,” Hooker stated. “I’m going to be in Melbourne anyway, so I may as well have a fight,” Hooker stated. “I felt good. That’s three of my last four fights that have been first-round knockouts. I have no idea why (Iaquinta) keeps leading the fans about fighting on the card, but the UFC is telling me it’s not happening. I’m indifferent. If he’s busy, I’ll move on. No tire kickers, please.”

Iaquinta is coming off a consentaneous choice triumph over Donald Cerrone. While Iaquinta awaited difficult, he was damaged by “Cowboy” as the battle got much deeper. He’ll look to prevent back-to- back beats.

As for Hooker, he’s coming off a first-round knockout triumph over James Vick. The surface made him a “Performance of the Night” bonus offer. Hooker has actually gone 5-1 in his last 6 getaways.

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