Sports Calgary featherweight Hakeem Dawodu to fight on UFC 257 card featuring Conor McGregor

04:05  05 december  2020
04:05  05 december  2020 Source:   msn.com

UFC 255 predictions

  UFC 255 predictions Ahead of Saturday's UFC 255 in Las Vegas, theScore's Nick Baldwin makes his picks for the main-card bouts. Flyweight championship Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1) vs. Alex Perez (24-5) Figueiredo's first title defense won't be a walk in the park, but the Brazilian should pass the test. Perez brings sheer toughness and grit to the table in addition to his underrated skills on the feet and ground, but the champion is just better everywhere. Figueiredo arguably has the most power in the flyweight division and his jiu-jitsu is slick.I expect a striking battle for the most part, with the challenger struggling to capitalize on openings and get the fight to the mat.

According to multiple sources speaking to MMA Fighting , both McGregor and Poirier have come to terms on a deal to book the lightweight fight for the upcoming UFC 257 card on While the fight has been in the works for several weeks, negotiations were still ongoing to strike a deal with the athletes.

Featured . By The Numbers: UFC on ESPN 18. By: Tristen Critchfield Two contests have been added to the UFC 257 bill, as Shane Burgos will meet Hakeem Dawodu at featherweight , while Umar Nurmagomedov will Reports: Conor McGregor , Dustin Poirier Agree to Fight at UFC 257 on Jan.

TORONTO — Calgary featherweight (Mean) Hakeem Dawodu will face Shane (Hurricane) Burgos at UFC 257 on Jan. 23.

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It's a high-profile card given it marks the return of Conor McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion. The Irish star takes on Dustin (The Diamond) Poirier in a rematch of the September 2014 fight that McGregor won by first-round knockout.

The UFC 257 location has yet to be announced.

Dawodu (12-1-1) has won five straight since losing his UFC debut by first-round submission to to Danny (The Hatchet) Henry in March 2018. The 29-year-old Canadian is coming off a split-decision victory over Zubaira (Warrior) Tukhugov at UFC 253 in September.

UFC 255 odds, prediction, betting trends for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez

  UFC 255 odds, prediction, betting trends for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez Here is where you should lean in the flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez.The main event features Deiveson Figueiredo defending the flyweight championship against No. 4-ranked Alex Perez. The co-main event has Valentina Shevchenko putting her women's flyweight belt on the line vs. No. 3-ranked Jennifer Maia.

Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship . Ownership: Endeavor. Venue: UFC Fight Island. Hakeem Dawodu . MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN 18 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media. MMAFighting.com : Joaquin Buckley doubles down on James Krause callout for UFC 257 , wants to fight ‘the whole Glory MMA camp’.

UFC 257 : Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on January 23, 2021, at a location to be announced.

Burgos (13-2-0) had his three-fight win streak snapped last June in a decision loss to Josh Emmett. Burgos, ranked 12th among 145-pound contenders, is 6-2-0 in the UFC.

In other Canadian UFC news, light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov has suffered an undisclosed injury in training. His Dec. 19 bout against Ryan (Superman) Spann will now take place early in 2021.

Cirkunov, a Toronto native who trains in Las Vegas, is ranked 10th among 205-pound contenders while Spann is No. 12.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2020

The Canadian Press

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