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Chase Hooper anticipating an “thrilling battle” in opposition to Viacheslav Borshchev in grappler vs. striker matchup at UFC St. Louis


Chase Hooper is aware of he must get Viacheslav Borshchev to the bottom if he’s going to get his hand raised at UFC St. Louis.

Chase Hooper

Hooper is ready for his third battle at light-weight as he’s 2-0 and coming off a submission win over Jordan Leavitt again in November. After the win, he hoped to get a fast turnaround, however that didn’t occur.

“We had been involved with the matchmakers since December asking to get booked and to get a battle. I don’t know if that they had their concepts for wanting this battle to start with and simply enjoying this out or what. However, I’m pleased with the matchup and getting again to work. I hoped for 3 fights this yr, however the way in which they’re reserving me it doesn’t fairly appear to be it,” Hooper mentioned on Simply Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com.

When Chase Hooper does return, he can be going through Viacheslav Borshchev at UFC St. Louis. Heading into the bout, Hooper believes the bout could be very clear as it’s a traditional striker vs. grappler matchup.

“It’s an thrilling battle, I feel they’re attempting to check how I’ll do in opposition to a heavy striker and the way he’ll do in opposition to a heavy grappler to see who is prepared for that subsequent soar up within the division,” Hooper mentioned. “We’re each finishers in order that makes it an thrilling battle. If it stays on the ft, that favors him, if it goes to the bottom, that favors me. It makes for a enjoyable battle, it’s very black and white.”

In the end, Hooper has confidence he’ll be capable to get Borshchev down and finally get a stoppage win at UFC St. Louis.

“I acquired to grapple him and see how nicely I can implement that, whereas he’s attempting to beat me up on the ft and take a look at to not get wrestled. It’s actually going to be determining who can get to the realm the place they’ll win the simplest. I really feel like his cardio, he slows down however mentally he’s actually stable. He hasn’t been completed but, and the beginning of the rounds after he will get grappled he’s attempting to get the kill. I feel the grappling, I’ve a tough fashion to duplicate and I feel I’ll grapple him up and take residence that win,” Hooper mentioned.

If Hooper will get his hand raised, he hopes he can get one other battle within the fall in opposition to somebody close to the light-weight rankings.

“I feel it type of places me in in the direction of the outer finish of the rankings. Not within the top-15. I feel there are tiers, however I feel that may put me within the tier beneath the rankings, close to the place Paddy is. Simply transfer as much as battle a few of these extra named guys,” Hooper concluded.

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