WATCH: Chris Daukaus Secures Impressive KO Win in His Second Fight in the UFC

Published 10/10/2020, 11:47 PM EDT


Chris Daukaus vs Rodrigo Ferreira was the second last fight on the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night: Moraes Vs Sandhagen. The card was stacked with some impressive fights. The fight before Daukaus and Ferreira saw one of the best if not the best KO win this year by Joaquin Buckley. 

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Daukaus and Ferreira were both trying to make a name for themselves in the UFC, as both had just five fights combined in the company. Fighting in one of the most dangerous, if not the most dangerous weight classes, Daukaus secured his second win in the UFC in just 45 seconds. 

Chris Daukaus makes a statement with a stunning stoppage

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Chris Daukaus started the fight extremely well and landed a few good shots early on to take control of proceedings. Chris then landed a left hand right on the chin and dropped ‘Ze Colmeia’. He then landed a few devastating hammer fists while Marc Goddard observed the situation. Subsequently, Daukaus had to stand up as a defensive Ferreira kicked him off. 

Chris now standing in front ‘Ze Colmeia’ on his back loaded up heavily on a left hand that went straight past Ferreira’s guard and hurt him once again. He then landed a few venomous shots just as Rodrigo was attempting to get back on his feet. Once his opponent regained a vertical base Daukaus landed a perfect left hand to send him right back down. At this point, Marc Goddard immediately stepped in and stopped the fight. 

Though the fight lasted only 45 seconds, Daukaus was in control throughout. He landed 13 significant strikes with an accuracy of 62% and absorbed only one. Going into the fight Rodrigo was on an eight-fight win streak; 75% of them coming via way of submission.

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With the win over Rodrigo Daukaus now extended his winning streak to three. He has now secured a staggering 90% of his wins via TKO/KO. He has spent just over five minutes in the UFC octagon and his stock has soared in a big way. 

With an impressive win over a worthy adversary in just his second fight in the UFC, Daukaus is now on track to secure a ranking in the heavyweight division. If he can keep up his performances, it won’t be long before he fights a ranked heavyweight. 

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Read: Watch: UFC Fight Island witnesses insane ‘Wakanda Style’ KO by Joaquin Buckley 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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