Hakeem Dawodu, UFC Featherweight signed in 2017. Came from the World Series of Fighting where Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, David Branch, Blagoi Ivanov and Jessica Aguilar fought. Hakeem since fighting for the UFC has a record of 2-1. Next fight is at UFC 240 fighting Yoshinori Horie on the prelims. Win over Yoshinori will be a MAJOR win for Hakeem.
Hakeem while fighting for the WSOF beat Steven Siler a former UFC veteran. Most impressive win on his record. Yoshinori Horie is a Japanese Prospect who fought for historic Japan Promotion.. Pancrase.
Yoshinori Hori in his UFC debut looking to impress the UFC Fans with a devastating knockout but Hakeem can ruin Yoshinori’s UFC debut. Taking advantage of the opportunity fighting on UFC 240.
Hakeem with the world class fighting talent he has!! He’s highly capable of beating Yoshinori Hori and even top 15 ranked UFC Featherweights but because of injuries that hasn’t been the case.
“Right before I got signed, I tore my left shoulder, and I tore my right shoulder,” Dawodu said in May (via MMA Junkie). “So my last four fights, I’ve actually been fighting with torn shoulders. After my last fight, in December, with Kyle Bochniak, me and my management, my coach and also myself decided it would be a good time to nurse my injuries. I got PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) on my left shoulder, I got PRP on my right shoulder. Three treatments, I’m 100 percent.”
Dawodu added that he wanted a shot at a ranked opponent and that he was eager to get back to his knockout ways.https://www.forbes.com/sites/trentreinsmith/2019/07/24/ufc-240-preview-and-picks-can-a-healthy-hakeem-dawodu-get-back-to-his-knockout-ways/#3c2637878dea
Dawodu is a tough human being to fight with both shoulders torn, Mind is definitely powerful. With a powerful mind and healed shoulders, Dawodu will be placed in the top 15 Featherweight Rankings at the end of 2019!!
Dawodu fighting in his home country of Canada will give him extra motivation… A boost to defeat the hot Japanese prospect, Yoshinori Horie.
UFC 240 version of Hakeem Dawodu will be a new improved version. The start of a journey to the UFC Featherweight Title.