Hakeem Dawodu headlined the UFC 240 prelims with a brutal kick that would knock out, Japanese prospect Yoshinori Horie. Hakeem having the spotlight on him by headlining the UFC 240 prelims, Perfect opportunity to create a bigger following for him. Hakeem popularity will continue to grow in his next fight but what is his next fight?
Dawodu should end 2019 with a five fight winning streak, Being a top 15 Featherweight. Dawodu had a significant win against a young hungry, Japanese prospect and Dawodu took advantage of it.
7 out of 9 wins came by knockout, Perfect fighter for Dana White’s expectations of what a fighter should be. Since he’s the “Perfect Fighter” will be a rising star for the featherweight division.
Throughout fight week, Hawaii’s Max Holloway had been semi-seriously referred to as the new face of Canadian MMA. In the absence of GSP, and with Rory MacDonald gone from the UFC, Holloway has taken to Canada, and fought in several main events here. It doesn’t sit well with Hakeem Dawodu, however. “Max is cool but he’s not Canadaian. I’m Canadian. How can he be the face of Canadian MMA when he’s from Hawaii?” he questioned.
“I’m the Canadian, I’m the one who’s grown up here, I’m the one who’s representing the country,” he continued. “Definitely, I’m one of the faces of the new wave of Canadian MMA, and that don’t even make sense to me.”https://cagesidepress.com/2019/07/28/ufc-240-hakeem-dawodu-not-cool-with-holloway-being-face-of-canadian-mma/
Dawodu definitely one of the NEW faces of CANADIAN MMA!! Dawodu being the new face of Canada MMA should headline his next fight for a ESPN + event… Against who?
Hakeem Dawodu vs Makwan Amirkhani
Makwan Amirkhani beat Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion, Chris Fishgold in his last fight on the UFC on ESPN +11 card. Makwan ranked #23 Featherweight on Tapology. Com
Hakeem Dawodu vs Julio Arce
Julio Arce last fight was a win against a world class featherweight, Julian Erosa. Arce hasn’t fought since May!! Arce definitely needs a fight soon, Dawodu if he’s willing to take a short notice fight..
Hakeem Dawodu vs Kevin Aguilar
Kevin Aguilar former LFA Featherweight Champion, Top 20 Featherweight, Lost to Dan Ige on ESPN +12. Aguilar is in the prime of his career at 30 years old. Dawodu vs Aguilar would be a fascinating fight to WATCH.
Love to see Hakeem Dawodu fight in the next couple months, September or October. Dawodu