Alberta’s Hakeem Dawodu is getting another fight close to home.
The Calgary native will fight Yoshinori Horie in a featherweight bout at UFC 240 on July 27 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, officials announced Thursday following an initial report by TSN.
This will be Dawodu’s second time fighting in Alberta and third time fighting in Canada. He has won his last two fights, defeating Kyle Bochniak at UFC 231 in Toronto and Austin Arnett at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary. Dawodu is 2-1 in the UFC and 9-1-1 overall since turning pro in 2014.
Horie (8-1) is coming off of a sensational first-round finish of Hiroshige Tanaka at Pancrase 303 this past March.
Yoshinori Horie (@yossy05101) strikes again, starching Hiroshige Tanaka in round one! The former Neo Blood MVP has scored five of his last six wins by knockout, four in the opening frame. Keep an eye on this top Japanese prospect, now 8-1 in his young career. #Pancrase303 pic.twitter.com/SLgnjBIszA
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) March 17, 2019
The Japanese fighter has fought exclusively for Pancrase, so UFC 240 will mark his UFC debut. Five of his eight pro wins have come by way of knockout.
UFC 240 will be headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion Max Holloway and challenger Frankie Edgar.
See the updated card below (bout order to be determined:
Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
Cris Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer
Erik Koch vs. Kyle Stewart
Gillian Robertson vs. Sarah Frota
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
Gavin Tucker vs. Seung Woo Choi
Viviane Araujo vs. Alexis Davis
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
Tanner Boser vs. Giacomo Lemos
Geoff Neal vs. Niko Price
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Yoshinori Horie