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Light Heavyweight Division


Chris Daukaus

Light Heavyweight Division

12-7-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Chris Daukaus

athlete record


Learn more about Chris Daukaus' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Philadelphia, United States
Trains at
Martinez BJJ
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 15, 2020
Leg reach
  • 11 wins by KO

  • Has won 10 of his last 15 and five of his last nine

  • Eight first round finishes

  • Former police officer in the Philadelphia Police Dept.

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Daukaus was stopped by Khalil Rountree Jr. via strikes at 2:30 of the first round 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Daukaus was knocked out by Jairzinho Rozenstruik at :23 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Daukaus was stopped by Curtis Blaydes via strikes at :17 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Daukaus was knocked out by Derrick Lewis at 3:36 of the first round

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Daukaus stopped Shamil Abdurakhimov via strikes at 1:23 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Daukaus stopped Aleksei Oleinik via strikes at 1:55 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Daukaus knocked out Rodrigo Nascimento at :45 of the first round

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Daukaus stopped Parker Porter via strikes at 4:28 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training a year before I went into the police academy. I started training to fill that void of sports and competition after high school. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in BJJ 

Do you have any heroes?
My mother, Sarah Daukaus 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It means validation that the hard work and dedication I’ve put in has not gone to waste or been in vain. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I attended Penn State University but did not finish my degree 

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work at a local supermarket 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
XCC heavyweight champion 

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
Black belt in BJJ 

Favorite grappling technique:
Head and arm choke 

Favorite Striking technique:
Right straight