UFC London is, unfortunately, being ridden off as another missable UK event.
The UFC’s recent trips to Europe have been met with similar fan disinterest, but for the most part, these cards haven’t been held back by low level or lackluster fights on the undercard, but by the underwhelming main and co-main events. This card is no different.
If the UFC had been able to schedule Darren Till to headlined this card, we would all be looking at this event through a very different lens. Darren Till Vs (insert ranked opponent) as the Main event and Werdum Vs Volkov as the Co-Main, and we would potentially be looking at one of the better fight night cards of the year. Unfortunately, that is not the case and we are left yearning for something more.
That being said, this will still be fascinating card stacked with prospects, fun matchup’s and one of the best Heavyweights of all time and is definitely worth watching.
Fight Of The Night
As I mentioned yesterday Hakeem Dawodu Vs Danny Henry is going to be a tremendous fight. Yesterday’s Full Post Below –
Former WSOF (now PFL) regular Hakeem Dawodu is set to make his UFC debut in London this weekend. If he is able to execute an impressive performance in this fight, Hakeem Dawodu along with fellow Featherweight Cory Sandhagen will be considered as the divisions brightest young talent.
Dawodu is currently 7-0-1 with all of his fights taking place in WSOF. His extremely smooth and relaxed striking makes him a treat to watch and has aided him in finishing six of his seven wins by KO/TKO. Although his game is far from complete, Hakeem has made tremendous strides in all aspects of his game and is a far more well-rounded fighter than when we first saw him in 2014.
The UFC has by no means given Dawodu an easy debut. He will be facing Scotland native Danny Henry, who made his UFC debut in July of last year with an extremely impressive win over Daniel Teymur. This fight in no way a lock for Dawodu and could potentially spell the first defeat of his career. That being said, it has been exactly a year since Hakeem last competed and it is quite possible that we could see him return looking better than ever.
I am very excited for this fight and glad that we are seeing both Hakeem Dawodu and Danny Henry competing in the UFC. I am sure this will be a can’t miss fight regardless of the outcome.
The Full Card
Fabrício Werdum Vs Alexander Volkov
Jimi Manuwa Vs Jan Błachowicz
Tom Duquesnoy Vs Terrion Ware
Leon Edwards Vs Peter Sobotta
John Phillips Vs Charles Byrd
Danny Roberts Vs Oliver Enkamp
Hakeem Dawodu Vs Danny Henry
Magomed Ankalaev Vs Paul Craig
Kajan Johnson Vs Stevie Ray
Mark Godbeer Vs Dmitry Sosnovskiy
Nasrat Haqparast Vs Nad Narimani