Hakeem Dawodu To Train At SBG Ireland Ahead Of UFC London Debut
Another bout has been added to UFC Fight Night London on March 17 and it will see Canadian hot prospect Hakeem Dawodu make his UFC debut against Scottish fighter, Danny Henry.
The bout was announced earlier by POST Media journalist, Danny Austin on Twitter.
Getting off a plane and am seeing that Calgary's Hakeem Dawodu will make his UFC debut at UFC London on March 17 against Danny Henry
Dawodu will apparently be doing his camp at SBG Ireland
— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) January 16, 2018
Dawodu (7-0-1) is very highly regarded in Canadian MMA community and he walks into the UFC with six of seven wins via TKO/KO. The Canadian fought all eight of his professional bouts under the World Series of Fighting banner and holds over UFC veteran Steven Siler. As noted by Austin, Dawodu will train prepare for his fight with Henry at SBG Ireland, under the tutelage of John Kavanagh.
Henry (11-2) made his UFC debut back in July last year when he took on Daniel Teymur at UFC Fight Night Glasgow. Given the short notice for the bout, the Scot made his UFC bow at 155-pounds, however, the fight with Dawodu will see him return to featherweight. Henry is a former EFC featherweight champion and will be looking to extend his winning run to five when he faces the Canadian at the London O2 Arena on March 17.
UFC London Fight Card:
Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan B?achowicz
Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
Artem Lobov vs. Alex Caceres
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Paul Craig
Mark Godbeer vs. D. Poberezhets
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Reyes
Rustam Khabilov vs. Kajan Johnson
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Danny Henry