|Born||July 2, 1991|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing|
|Fighting out of||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Team||Champion's Creed MMA|
Mike Miles Kickboxing Team
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Amateur Muay Thai record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Hakeem Dawodu (born July 2, 1991) 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.
Dawodu was born in Calgary to a 14-year old mother from Nigeria and a father from Jamaica. When he was six years old, his father was deported, forcing his mother to raise him on her own. He had a troubled childhood; he was first placed in a juvenile detention center at the age of 14. Two years later, his counselor placed him in Muay Thai training as a means of controlling his anger.
Mixed martial arts career
World Series of Fighting
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||9 wins||1 loss|
|Win||9–1–1||Kyle Bochniak||Decision (split)||UFC 231||December 8, 2018||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8–1–1||Austin Arnett||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||7–1–1||Danny Henry||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov||March 17, 2018||1||0:39||London, England|
|Win||7–0–1||Steven Siler||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 35||March 18, 2017||3||5:00||Verona, New York, United States|
|Win||6–0–1||Marat Magomedov||TKO (punches)||WSOF 32||July 30, 2016||2||2:03||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Draw||5–0–1||Marat Magomedov||Draw (majority)||WSOF 26||December 18, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Chuka Willis||TKO (knees and elbows)||WSOF 21||June 5, 2015||2||2:55||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Tristan Johnson||TKO (punch)||WSOF 18||February 12, 2015||3||1:59||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Mike Malott||TKO (punches and elbows)||WSOF 14||October 11, 2014||1||4:13||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Jake Macdonald||KO (punches)||WSOF Canada 2||June 7, 2014||2||0:18||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.|
|Win||1–0||Behrang Yousefi||KO (punch)||WSOF Canada 1||February 21, 2014||1||1:07||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Featherweight debut.|
- "Calgarian Hakeem Dawodu signs 4-fight deal with the UFC". cbc.ca. November 11, 2017.
- "Mean Hakeem's Story Part 1: The Rising Tide Raises All Ships". championscreed.ca. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
- Kyte, E. Spencer (March 15, 2018). "UFC London: Hakeem Dawodu sees debut as first step to featherweight domination". Sporting News. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
- Carroll, Peter (March 14, 2018). "Meet Hakeem Dawodu: The kickboxer who brings a history of knockouts into his UFC debut". mmafighting.com. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
- "WSOF Canada 1: Ford vs. Powell - MMA Junkie News".
- "WSOF Canada 2 Results: Tim Hague rises, David Loiseau fall".
- "WSOF 14: Shields impressive in debut, Rama claims Heavyweight belt".
- "WSOF 18: Marlon Moraes retains title with decision win".
- "NBC Sports: Hakeem Dawodu wins by TKO".
- "WSOF 26 results: Alexandre Almeida takes title with tight decision over Lance Palmer".
- "WSOF 32 results: Marlon Moraes defends bantamweight title, Lance Palmer recaptures featherweight belt".
- "WSOF 35 results: Ivanov stops Jordan in first to keep heavyweight belt, Harrison takes Palmer's title".
- "Calgarian Hakeem Dawodu signs 4-fight deal with the UFC – CBC.ca".
- "Hakeem Dawodu signs with UFC – Calgary Sun".
- DNA, MMA. "Canadese sensatie Hakeem Dawodu maakt UFC debuut tegen Danny Henry tijdens UFC Londen". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
- John Morgan (2018-03-17). "UFC Fight Night 127 results: Danny Henry stuns Hakeem Dawodu, scores 39-second tapout". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
- Staff (2018-04-27). "UFC on FOX 30 official for Calgary, eight fights added to lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
- "UFC on FOX 30 results: Hakeem Dawodu kicks way past Austin Arnett". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-08-30). "Canadian Hakeem Dawodu meets Kyle Bochniak at UFC 231 in Toronto". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-08-30. (in Dutch)
- Cole, Ross (2018-12-08). "Hakeem Dawodu Dominates Kyle Bochniak But Has To Settle For Split Decision At UFC 231". MMA Insight. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
- Sherdog.com. "Hakeem". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-09.