MMA Fighting confirmed the news following an initial report by MMA Junkie.
Ferreira tweeted Thursday that he hopes to re-booked again in 2021 once healthy.
Hey guys I know some of you guys already know I had to pull out of my fight Oct 2nd due to an injury. Although it really hurts, I know my health comes first and I hope to be back in the octagon this year pic.twitter.com/rzvOFAvSdM— Diego Ferreira (@DiegoUFCTX) September 9, 2021
Dawson (17-1) is one of the UFC’s more intriguing recent prospects and has accumulated an undefeated 6-0 record under the Zuffa umbrella, though five of those wins came in either the featherweight division or at a catchweight. He scored a third-round knockout of Leonardo Santos with just one second left on the clock in his return to lightweight in March.