Dawodu’s Debut set for UFC Fight Night 127

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Hakeem Dawodu (photo: Alicia Hamilton | Red Statyk)

“Mean” Hakeem Dawodu will make his long-awaited UFC Debut on March 17 at UFC Fight Night 127 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Standing across the cage will be Scotsman Danny “The Hatchet” Henry. The promotion confirmed the Featherweight bout yesterday, the bout order has yet to be announced but the matchup will likely be part of the preliminary card.

Hakeem Dawodu makes his Octagon debut after spending his entire career under the World Series of Fighting banner. Dawodu was undefeated in 8 fights with a 7-0-1 record. Dawodu has finished all but one of his wins by way of KO or TKO. Dawodu most recently defeated UFC veteran Steven Siler by Unanimous Decision which followed a pair of bouts against Marat Magomedov the first of which ended in a Draw. Dawodu followed up in his next bout handing Magomedov his first career loss by second round TKO. In addition to his MMA record Dawodu also has extensive experience in muay thai and kickboxing holding a record of 9-0 as a pro and 42-5 as an amateur.

Danny Henry enters the bout having won his UFC debut by Unanimous Decision against David Teymur at UFC Fight Night 113 last summer. Prior to entering the UFC, Henry compiled a 10-2 record fighting in South Africa and Scotland and finishing nine of his ten victories including 5 KO/TKO’s and 4 submissions. Henry also holds a 3-0 record as an amateur, finishing all those bouts by Submission.

UFC Fight Night 127 is rumored to be headlined by a Welterweight bout between Darren Till and Gunnar Nelson. Also on the card will be fellow Canadian Kajan Johnson taking on Rustam Khabilov and Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Błachowicz among others.

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4 Responses to “ Dawodu’s Debut set for UFC Fight Night 127 ”

  1. The Goods says:

    Good Luck Hakeem. No matter how you look at it, it’s good to have more Canadians in the big show.

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  2. C Town says:

    The fuck you mean “no matter how you look at it”? Hakeem 100% deserves his shot in the UFC chump

    Hakeem aint no fake, rich boy wanna be fighter. He has worked and fought his way into the big show, he aint never ducked nobody and he sure as fuck aint gonna be dodging no fights in the UFC

    Boy has over 50 Muay Thai fights, what!

    Hakeem is the real deal, a real fucking fighter

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 14

  3. Degeneration-X says:

    A-yo, C-Town.
    Pipe down and smarten up.

    This whole post is a props given to the rockstar that Mean Hakeem is.

    We’re proud of him as a whole country you melon, and it’s because he made the jump all the guys are trying to make.

    No matter how you look at it means…. even if he is your comp you still give the boy props.

    Future champ if you ask me,

    F the haters hakeem, even the ones who hate on accident cause they so fuckin excited for ya haha.

    Well-loved! Thumb up 15 Thumb down 0

  4. EPerez says:

    So many sweet fights for him at 45.

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