Chris Daukaus

USA

Fourth straight knockout loss
Light HeavyweightOther
August 12, 2023
Daukaus lost to Khalil Rountree via TKO (punches) at 2:40 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 51 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This can be a cruel sport at times. Moving down to 205 pounds following three straight knockout losses at heavyweight, Daukaus fared no better. He seemed to be in perfectly fine shape prior to the stoppage, but all it took was one left hand right up the middle from Rountree to plant him on his back and essentially end the fight in an instant. Daukaus looked like a rising star at heavyweight following four straight victories to begin his UFC run, but it's all fallen apart in the span of about a year and a half. A release will almost certainly be the outcome here.
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Rountree fight rescheduled
Light HeavyweightOther
June 6, 2023
Daukaus (undisclosed) will fight Khalil Rountree in a light heavyweight fight at a UFC event on August 12, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
The pair of fighters were originally set to face off on June 10, but Daukaus was forced to withdraw from the fight for undisclosed reasons. Daukaus will ultimately fight Rountree in his hopes of ending his three-fight losing streak.
No longer fighting Rountree
Light HeavyweightOther
June 2, 2023
Daukaus will no longer face Khalil Rountree at UFC 289 on June 10, MMAFighting.com reports Friday.
ANALYSIS
It's currently unclear why Daukaus was forced to pull out of his upcoming bout, but he's reportedly aiming to reschedule the fight with Rountree. It's a tough break for Daukaus, who would love to get back on the winning side of the octagon after three straight UFC defeats.
Dropping weight
Light HeavyweightOther
April 20, 2023
Daukaus will drop to light heavyweight to fight Khalil Rountree at UFC 289 in Vancouver on June 10, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Daukus typically fights in the heavyweight class but will drop weight in order to fight Rountree. UFC289 will mark Daukaus' first bout since UFC 282 in December of 2022.
Lasts 23 seconds in Vegas
Light HeavyweightOther
December 10, 2022
Daukaus lost to Jair Rozenstruik via KO (punch) at 0:23 of Round 1 at UFC 282 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
There isn't a ton to break down here from a technical standpoint. Daukaus, who entered fresh off back-to-back losses to Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes, ate a couple big shots moments after the opening bell rang and was never able to recover. The fight lasted all of 23 seconds, and referee Mark Smith could have easily stopped the proceedings earlier than he did. Daukaus began his UFC run with four straight knockout wins over lesser competition, but the roof has since caved in. The odds are against him receiving another opportunity with the company given his recent struggles.
Upcoming fight pushed back
Light HeavyweightOther
September 18, 2022
Daukaus will now take on Jair Rozenstruik at UFC 282 on Dec. 10, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Daukaus and Rozenstruik were initially slated to square off at UFC Vegas 61 on Oct. 1, but the fight will be moved back a few months. Daukaus will attempt to bounce back after sustaining knockout losses in his last two bouts.