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Injury forces Hakeem Dawodu out of UFC 257 clash with Shane Burgos

Canadian featherweight Hakeem Dawodu’s plans to score a big win to kick off the new year have been dealt a blow, with injury forcing the 29-year-old Calgary native out of his scheduled bout at UFC 257.

A source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to MMA Junkie that Dawodu (12-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his bout against Shane Burgos on Jan. 23 due to a shoulder injury.

The source requested anonymity as news of the bout’s cancellation has not been officially announced by the UFC.

It is currently unknown whether the UFC will seek a replacement opponent for Burgos (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), or whether the original matchup will be rescheduled to a later date.

The current bout lineup for UFC 257 includes:

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
  • Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye
  • Marcin Prachnio vs. Khalil Rountree
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Sara McMann vs. Julianna Pena
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
  • Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares
  • Sergey Morozov vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Shane Burgos vs. TBA
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez
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