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UFC 253: Canadian Hakeem Dawodu meets Russian Zubaira Tukhugov

Calgary’s Hakeem Dawodu (11-1-1) and Russia’s Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4-1) are looking to leapfrog into the rankings at UFC 253.

Both fighters are surging and are looking to emerge with an impressive win that will move them forward towards the rankings.

Dawodu, 29, has a four fight win streak, split-decisioning Julio Arce in his last bout at UFC 244 last November.

Tukhugov, 29, is 10-0-1 in his last 11 contests, finishing Kevin Aguilar at UFC on ESPN+ 26 in February.

UFC 253 is scheduled for Sept. 26 at a venue to be determined. Current bouts include:

DOMINIC REYES (12-1-0) VS. JAN BLACHOWICZ (26-8-0)

ISRAEL ADESANYA (19-0-0) VS. PAULO COSTA (13-0-0)

MARION RENEAU (9-6-1) VS. KETLEN VIEIRA (10-1-0)

KAI KARA-FRANCE (21-8-0, 1NC) VS. BRANDON ROYVAL (11-4-0)

CLAUDIA GADELHA (18-4-0) VS. YAN XIAONAN (12-1-0, 1NC)

HAKEEM DAWODU (11-1-1) VS. ZUBAIRA TUKHUGOV (19-4-1)

SARAH ALPAR (9-4-0) VS. JESSICA ROSE-CLARK (9-6-0)

RANDY COSTA (5-1-0) VS. JOURNEY NEWSON (9-2-0)

MIRSAD BEKTIC (13-3-0) VS LUIZ EDUARDO GARAGORRI (13-1-0)

JAKE MATTHEWS (16-4-0) VS. DIEGO SANCHEZ (30-12-0)

BRAD RIDDELLL (8-1-0) VS. ALEX DA SILVA (21-2-0)

NATE LANDWEHR (14-3-0) VS. SHANE YOUNG (13-4-0)

More bouts could be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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