On Monday, the promotion announced the full card with some late additions due to injuries and other changes.
Poirier makes his return to action after falling to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov this past September. Hooker seeks his fourth straight win with hopes to move into title contention after Saturday night.
In the co-main event, welterweight slugger Mike Perry takes on grappling specialist Mickey Gall. Known for his incredible knockout power, Perry will attempt to get back on track after two losses in a row and a 1-3 resume in his past four fights. Meanwhile, Gall is coming off a win over Salim Touahri from August 2019.
One fight recently removed from the card is a women’s bantamweight fight between Aspen Ladd and Sara McMann. The bout was scrapped after Ladd suffered a knee injury that forced her out of the fight and a replacement could not be secured for McMann.
The main card for UFC on ESPN 12 kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with the card being simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+. Prelims start at 5 p.m. ET.
Here’s the full card for UFC on ESPN 12:
MAIN EVENT: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall
Takashi Sato vs. Ramiz Brahimaj