Hakeem Dawodu vs. Mike Trizano in the works for UFC Fight Night on Feb. 5

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Hakeem Dawodu will return to the octagon in early 2022 to face a past winner of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

The UFC featherweight is being targeted to take on Mike Trizano at a UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 5. The location for the card has yet to be announced.

MMA Junkie confirmed the news with sources following an initial report by MMA DNA.

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Dawodu ( 12–2–1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 263 in June. The defeat snapped a five-fight winning streak that extended for over two years.

Meanwhile, Trizano (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is looking to build momentum as he recently bounced back from his first professional defeat with a win over Ludovit Klein in May. The winner of season 27 of TUF suffered his only defeat in 2019, tapping out to Grant Dawson.