Shamil Abdurakhimov Expected to Fight Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night 192

Published 05/29/2021, 11:45 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (R-L) Chris Daukaus punches Rodrigo Nascimento of Brazil in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The UFC Fight Night 192 event is all set to be one of the best UFC events of this year. There are many great fights that are scheduled to happen on the night, including a matchup between Cory Sandhagen and T.J. Dillashaw.

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Now latest news suggests that the event is all set to get grander as a potential heavyweight fight is expected to be added to the card. According to MMA Junkie, Shamil Abdurakhimov and Chris Daukaus are all set to fight at the event. This fight will be one to watch out for as both fighters will look to improve their standings in the Heavyweight division.

‘Abrek’ last competed in the UFC on September 7, 2019, at the UFC 242 event. The fighter faced Curtis Blaydes and lost the fight via a first-round TKO. While Chris Daukas is coming into this fight on the back of four back-to-back victories. Daukaus last fought in the UFC against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Fight Night 185. Daukaus won that fight via a first-round TKO (punches).

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This fight is important to both fighters as they are ranked inside the Top 10 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Since his fight against Blaydes ‘Abrek’ has been touted to return multiple times, but on every occasion, the fight got canceled. Hopefully, this time around the fight happens as fans have been eagerly waiting to see Abdurakhimov back in action.

Full UFC Fight Night 192 Lineup

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  • T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Brendan Allen vs. Puna Soriano
  • Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Kyler Phillips
  • Mickey Gall vs. Jordan Williams
  • Randy Costa vs. Adrian Yanez
  • Ian Heinisch vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Julio Arce vs. Andre Ewell
  • Darren Elkins vs. Darrick Minner
  • Cameron Else vs. Aaron Phillips
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Priscila Cachoeira
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukuas
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While the most anticipated fight of this event is clearly the Sandhagen and Dillashaw match-up. A heavyweight clash between two highly ranked fighters will certainly be a treat to watch.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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