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Hakeem Dawodu vs. Yoshinori Horie added to UFC 240

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Hakeem Dawodu (pictured) fights Yoshinori Horie in a featherweight bout at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 27
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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.

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