The pairing was initially confirmed by ESPN.
UFC 245 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 14 and
is headlined by a welterweight title clash between Kamaru
Usman and Colby
Covington. Teymur vs. Hooper is expected to air on early
prelims via ESPN+.
After beginning his promotional tenure with three consecutive
defeats, Teymur earned his first Octagon triumph at UFC Fight Night
153, where he outpointed Sung Bin Jo
on June 1. The 31-year-old Allstars Training Center member owns a
7-3 career mark, with six triumphs coming inside the distance.
The 20-year-old Hooper received a developmental deal after taking a
decision against Canaan
Kawaihae on Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series. The
Washington native has since gone 2-0-1 on the regional circuit,
earning victories in the Island Fights and Titan FC promotions.