Chris Daukaus has been a knockout machine throughout his entire professional MMA career so far and over the weekend at UFC 266, Daukaus added another KO win to his record.
On the prelims of the stacked fight card, Daukaus met Shamil Abdurakhimov in a battle between two top 10 heavyweights in the official UFC heavyweight rankings.
In the fight, Daukaus landed not one, but two heavy shots that rocked Abdurakhimov and sent spit flying from Abdurakhimov’s mouth as he ate the punch.
Abdurakhimov was able to survive the heavy shot in the opening round and before the second round started, Daukaus noticed that Abdurakhimov seemed dazed and on weak legs. After noticing Abdurakhimov was still hurt, Daukaus came out fast and ended the fight early in the second round.
Following the big win, Daukaus moved up in the heavyweight rankings to No. 7 and ESPN reported that he would be fighting two-time title challenger Derrick Lewis. However, Daukaus and his management team said that no paper work is signed for the fight and that it is not set in stone.
Right now, Daukaus is still in Las Vegas to support his brother Kyle, who competes on Saturday at UFC Vegas 38 against Kyle Holland. After the fight, Chris and his management will iron out details to compete later on this year.
Daukaus sat down with MyMMANews to discuss his win which earned him a Performance of the Night bonus, his plans to fight later this year and his former job as a police offer in Philadelphia.
You can watch his full interview in the video above.
A full list of results from UFC 266 are listed below:
Alexander Volkanovski defeated Brian Ortegav via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-44) – for UFC featherweight title
Valentina Shevchenko defeated Lauren Murphy via TKO – Round 4, 4:00 – for UFC women’s flyweight title
Robbie Lawler defeated Nick Diaz via TKO – Round 3, 0:44
Curtis Blaydes defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jessica Andrade defeated Cynthia Calvillo via TKO – Round 1, 4:54
Merab Dvalishvili defeated Marlon Moraes via TKO – Round 2, 4:25
Dan Hooker defeated Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Chris Daukaus defeated Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO – Round 2, 1:23
Taila Santos defeated Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jalin Turner defeated Uros Medic via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:01
Nick Maximov defeated Cody Brundage via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matthew Semelsberger defeated Martin Sano via KO – Round 1, 0:15
Jonathan Pearce defeated Omar Morales via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:31