Hakeem Dawodu vs Shane Burgos at UFC 257 is off, as Dawodu pulls out due to a shoulder injury

Hakeem 'Mean' Dawodu is currently on a five-match win streak; he would be gutted to miss out on starting the new year with a bang.

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Hakeem Dawodu

Hakeem Dawodu has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Shane Burgos at UFC 257 on the 23rd of January. It has been confirmed that the Canadian has picked up a shoulder injury. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie, who revealed that the source requested anonymity, as the cancellation hasn’t yet been made official by the UFC.

Later, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck revealed that Shane Burgos won’t be fighting on the card, adding that the American hopes to return next month.

What next for Dawodu?

Hakeem Dawodu will be punching the air right now, as he has been on a roll, since facing his first and only loss to Danny Henry, way back on the 17th of March, 2018. The featherweight is on a 5 match unbeaten run, with his last win coming over Zubaira Tukhogov, via majority decision. But, Dawodu is hopeful of a comeback soon!

As for Shane Burgos – he just fought once in 2020 – a unanimous decision loss to Josh Emmett. The 29-year old American might look for a new opponent, since his fight time, has been pretty less, of late, as Burgos revealed that he won’t be fighting on the card.

What are your thoughts on this?

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