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"Mean"

Hakeem Dawodu

Peso pluma Division

13-4-1 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Decision

2

First Round Finishes

Hakeem Dawodu

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Learn more about Hakeem Dawodu's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Calgary, Canadá
Trains at
Champions Creed MMA
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Age
32
Height
68.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Mar. 17, 2018
Reach
73.50
Leg reach
40.50
  • Pro since 2014
     
  • Has won eight of his last 12
     
  • Seven wins by KO
     
  • Two first round finishes
     
  • Last pre-UFC fight was March 2017 win over UFC vet Steven Siler
     
  • Avenged draw with Marat Magomedov via KO
     
  • Origin of nickname: “It came from my amateur days in Muay Thai because I was really aggressive and knocked people out.”

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Dawodu lost a three round unanimous decision to Cub Swanson 

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Dawodu lost a three round unanimous decision to Julian Erosa 

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Dawodu won a three round unanimous decision over Michael Trizano

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Dawodu lost a three round unanimous decision to Movsar Evloev

UFC 253 (9/27/20) Dawodu won a three round split decision over Zubaira Tukhugov

UFC 244 (11/2/19) Dawodu won a three round split decision over Julio Arce

UFC 240 (7/27/19) Dawodu stopped Yoshinori Horie via strikes at 4:09 of the third round

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Dawodu won a three round split decision over Kyle Bochniak

UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Dawodu won a three round unanimous decision over Austin Arnett

UFC Fight Night (3/17/18) Dawodu was submitted by Danny Henry via guillotine choke at :39 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting 11 years ago to get off probation and anger management so I could get off house arrest when I was a teenager. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Amateur

  • 2012 IFMA World MT Championships 63.5kg Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 PAMU Light Welterweight MT Champion
  • 2011 TBA World Classic MT Champion
  • 2011 IKF World Lightwelterweight MT Champion
  • 2010 WKA North American Lightwelterweight MT Champion
  • 2010 IKF Worl Classic Welterweight Champion MT Champion
  • 2010 CMTC-A Team Canada Superlightweight MT Champion
  • 2010 WKA Canadian Superlightweight MT Champion
  • 2010 IFMA World Muay Thai Championships 63.5kg Gold Medalist 
  • 2014 WMC Welterweight Intercontinental MT Champion

Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali, James Toney, Sugar Ray Robinson 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything and I will become a champion in the future.

What was your job before you started fighting? A little bit of construction 

Favorite Striking technique: Knockout technique