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Hakeem Dawodu

Hakeem Dawodu

Nationality :Canadian
Date Of Birth :July 2, 1991
Height :5 feet 8 inches
Weight :68 kg

Hakeem Dawodu is a Canadian mixed martial artist, currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship and fights in the Featherweight division. He previously competed for the World Series of Fighting.

QUICK FACTS

BornHakeem Tyrone Dawodu
July 2, 1991 (age 32)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Other namesMean
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Reach73 in (185 cm)

Hakeem Dawodu Biography, EarlyLife

Hakeem Dawodu was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 2, 1991, to a Jamaican father and a 14-year-old Nigerian mother. His astrological sign is Cancer. He is of mixed heritage and Canadian nationality.

Hakeem Dawodu’s parents have roots in two continents. His father comes from Jamaica, and his mother is Nigerian. 

The three lived in Calgary, Canada, before his father was deported to Jamaica. Dawodu, with his mother, moved to North Haven, where her family resided. 

The MMA fighter’s mom had him when she was only 14, and after her husband was deported to Jamaica, life became tougher for the young woman. Dawodu’s mother picked up several jobs to make ends meet.

In an interview, Hakeem said his mother did the best she could to raise him. His mother was part of the Jehovah’s Witnesses before she was kicked out of her house for falling pregnant. 

Hakeem Dawodu Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Hakeem Dawodu’s Height, And Weight

Hakeem Dawodu has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 68 kg. He competes in the UFC’s featherweight class. Featherweight fighters can weigh anywhere from pounds to pounds, although due to weight cutting, many MMA competitors walk around 10 – 30 pounds higher than their weight class maximum limit. 

Career

On November 11, 2017, it was announced that Dawodu signed a four-fight deal with the UFC.

Dawodu faced Danny Henry on March 17, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 127. He lost the fight via submission in the fight’s opening minute.

Dawodu faced Austin Arnett on July 28, 2018, at UFC on Fox 30. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Dawodu faced Kyle Bochniak on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231. Dawodu won the fight via split decision.

Dawodu faced promotional newcomer Yoshinori Horie on July 27, 2019, at UFC 240 He won the fight via knockout in round three. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Dawodu faced Julio Arce on November 2, 2019, at UFC 244. He won the fight by split decision.

Dawodu faced Zubaira Tukhugov on September 27, 2020 at UFC 253. Tukhugov missed weight and was subsequently fined a percentage of his purse, which will go to Dawodu. Dawodu won by split decision.

As the first bout of his new four-fight contract, Dawodu was expected to face Shane Burgos on January 24, 2021, at UFC 257. However, Dawodu was forced to withdraw from the bout, citing a shoulder injury.

Dawodu faced Movsar Evloev on June 12, 2021, at UFC 263. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Dawodu faced Michael Trizano on February 5, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 200. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Dawodu faced Julian Erosa on September 10, 2022, at UFC 279. At the weigh-ins, Dawodu weighed in at 149.5 pounds, 3.5 pounds over the non-title featherweight limit. Dawodu was fined 30% of his purse, which will go to his opponent Erosa. Dawodu lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Dawodu was scheduled to face Lucas Almeida on June 10, 2023, at UFC 289. However, the bout was scrapped for unknown reasons and Almeida was rebooked for a new fight.

Dawodu faced Cub Swanson on August 12, 2023, at UFC on ESPN: Luque vs. dos Anjos. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Hakeem Dawodu’s Net Worth

In 2018, his net worth was estimated to be around $270,000.Despite losing his debut UFC fight, Dawodu received $10,000 in show money and $3,500 in fight week bonuses. Similarly, he earned a total of $23,000, including a win bonus, after his second UFC bout.

Dawodu also made a lot of money while competing at WSOF.

Hakeem Dawodu’s Girlfriend, Dating

There has been no news or rumors about the fighter having a romantic love affair as of yet. Hakken appears to enjoy keeping his personal life quiet and away from the spotlight. He is possibly single and unmarried right now.

Hakeem Dawodu Awards

MMA

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Yoshinori Horie

Muay Thai & Kickboxing Professional

  • World Muaythai Council
    • Intercontinental Welterweight Champion (2014) 

Amateur

  • International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
    • 2012 IFMA World Cup A-class Tournament Bronze (-63,5 kg)
    • 2011 IFMA European Cup A-Class Silver (-63,5 kg)
    • 2010 IFMA World Championship B-class Gold (-63,5 kg)
  • Pan-American Muaythai Union
    • Super lightweight Champion (2012)
  • International Kickboxing Federation
    • Full Muay Thai Rules Light Welterweight World Champion (2011) 
    • 2010 IKF World Classic Muay Thai Rules Welterweight Champion 

FAQ

What is the net worth of Hakeem Dawodu?

His net worth is 270,000 dollars.

What is the height of Hakeem Dawodu?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Hakeem Dawodu?

His age is 32 years as of 2023.

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