Multiple people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report from MMA DNA. UFC 263 takes place June 12 at a location to be announced.
Dawodu returns to the octagon after a split decision over Zubaira Tukhugov in his previous outing at UFC 253. It was the third time in four previous appearances he earned a win via split call in a five-fight winning streak dating back to UFC on FOX 30 in 2018. A head-kick KO of Yoshinori Horie earned him a “Performance of the Night” honor at UFC 240.
Evloev most recently fought at UFC 257, where he outpointed veteran Nik Lentz in dominant fashion. The 27-year-old Russian remains unbeaten in pro MMA after 14 appearances, including four straight in the octagon.