Steven Peterson


Scores win after weight miss
June 12, 2021
Peterson defeated Chase Hooper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona.
It was an excellent effort from Peterson that is somewhat muted by the fact he missed weight by 2.5 pounds Friday morning. With the extra weight on his frame and clearly not afraid of Hooper's submission game, Peterson racked up 7:57 worth of control time over the course of the 15-minute bout. He remained heavy in top position, confident the young and inexperienced Hooper couldn't damage him from the bottom. He was correct. The weight miss aside, this was a nice performance from a guy who hadn't stepped into the Octagon since September 2019.
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Comes in over limit
June 11, 2021
Peterson weighed in at 148.5 pounds when he took the scale Friday ahead of UFC 263, 2.5 pounds over the featherweight limit for his bout versus Chase Hooper, reports.
According to Arizona's weigh-in rules, Peterson would be granted an extra hour by a physician to cut weight, but it would be a tall task to cut that amount in a short time given his size. Instead, per Marc Raimondi of, Peterson will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Hooper and the fight will proceed as planned.
Fighting Hooper in June
April 26, 2021
Peterson will take on Chase Hooper in a featherweight bout at the UFC event on June 12, Cole Shelton of CBC Sports reports.
Peterson will be making his first appearance in the Octagon since September of 2019 when he knocked out Martin Bravo. He was supposed to fight Seungwoo Choi in early February, but had to drop out of the fight. Peterson will be looking for his 19th career win in his 28th start.
Drops out of February bout
January 15, 2021
Peterson will no longer face Seungwoo Choi in a featherweight bout at the UFC event Feb. 6, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The reason for the withdrawal remains unclear, but Peterson won't be taking part in the card. Collin Anglin will step in to face Choi in the featherweight matchup.
Fight Choi in February
November 25, 2020
Peterson will take on Seungwoo Choi in a featherweight bout at the UFC event Feb. 6, Cole Shelton of reports.
Peterson will be making his first appearance in the Octagon since September of 2019 when he defeated Martin Bravo by KO. He will hope to avoid running his career losses to double digits against an opponent who has a four-inch reach advantage.
Off Norfolk card
February 24, 2020
Peterson will no longer face Aalon Cruz at UFC Norfolk on Saturday after withdrawing due to unspecified reasons, Nolan King of reports.
Peterson was forced to withdraw slightly less than three weeks before the scheduled matchup, effectively allowing Spike Carlyle to take his place. Peterson was set for a close matchup with Cruz in terms of the betting odds, but now Cruz is a (-175) favorite for his matchup against Carlyle.