Chris Daukaus

Christopher Paul Daukaus[1] (born September 25, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist and former police officer[4] who competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the older brother of fellow UFC fighter Kyle Daukaus. As of March 21, 2022, he is #9 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.[5]

Christopher Daukaus
BornChristopher Paul Daukaus[1]
(1989-09-25) September 25, 1989 (age 32)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight243 lb (110 kg; 17 st 5 lb)
Reach76 in (193 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
TeamMartinez BJJ
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout11
By decision1
By knockout4
By submission1
OccupationPhiladelphia Police Department 2010-2021
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Daukaus was raised in Northeast Philly in the Tacony neighborhood. In 2007, Chris graduated from North Catholic High School, and became a resident of Parkwood, Philadelphia.[6] After graduating, he attended Pennsylvania State University before dropping out.[7] He started training in mixed martial arts a year prior to enrolling into the police academy in order to fill the void of sports and competition after high school, and to follow in the footsteps of his father who was also a police officer.[7]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

A professional since October 2013 and representing Martinez BJJ, Chris Daukaus compiled an 8–3 record in 11 career bouts as a professional, winning by six knockouts and one decision. Daukaus has competed with CES MMA, Cage Fury Fighting Championships, and Ring Of Combat. He has finished six of his seven professional victories. In his MMA debut at XFE Cage Wars 27, he defeated Robert Duvalle via TKO in the first round. Daukaus also defeated Jeffrey Blachly via TKO in round two in his debut appearance with Cage Fury Fighting Championships at CFFC 50. He defeated Blachly a second time via a unanimous decision at CFFC 62. Then at KOTC Regulator, Daukaus defeated Anthony Coleman via TKO in the first round. He also defeated Plinio Cruz via TKO in round one at CFFC 69. For his lone outing with CES MMA at CES MMA 52 Daukaus defeated Joshua Marsh via TKO in the second round.

At Ring Of Combat 65, he faced Edwin Smart and defeated him via technical knockout in round one to earn the sixth knockout victory of his professional career.[8]

Daukaus suffered a loss to Zu Anyanwu in a bout for the Cage Fury FC Heavyweight Championship at CFFC 73 on March 2, 2019. Daukaus was clearly winning that fight before a big shot changed the complexion of it quickly and Daukaus was KO'd.[9]

He then faced Danny Holmes at CFFC 77 on August 16, 2019. He won the fight via first-round technical knockout.[10]

He was then scheduled to face Shawn Teed for the Cage Fury FC Heavyweight Championship in a rematch at CFFC 82 on March 21, 2020.[11] However, the whole event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12] The event and the championship bout was rescheduled to take place at August 12, 2020. However, Daukaus signed with the UFC in early August and was replaced by Carl Seumanutafa.[13]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Daukaus made his UFC debut on nine days' notice against Parker Porter on August 15, 2020 at UFC 252. He won by stoppage in the first round after a series of punches and a knee dropped Porter.[14]

Daukaus faced Rodrigo Nascimento on October 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. He won the bout via knockout in round one.[15] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[16]

Daukaus faced Alexey Oleynik on February 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis.[17] He won the fight via TKO in round one.[18] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[19]

Daukaus was scheduled to face Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw, but the matchup would be postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within Abdurakhimov's camp.[20] The bout was rescheduled to take place at UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland on July 31, 2021.[20] However, the bout was postponed for unknown reasons[21] to UFC 266.[22] Daukaus won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[23] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[24]

Daukaus faced Derrick Lewis on December 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus.[25] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[26]

Daukaus faced Curtis Blaydes on March 26, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 33.[27] He lost the fight via TKO early in the second round.[28]

Personal lifeEdit

Daukaus had been a Philadelphia Police Department officer since 2010.[29] However, on December 1, 2021, in the lead up to his fight with Derrick Lewis, Daukaus decided to quit his position in the police force in order to fully concentrate on his MMA career.[30]

He and his wife Kelly have a son, Cooper.[31]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 12 wins 5 losses
By knockout 11 4
By submission 0 1
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–5 Curtis Blaydes TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Daukaus March 26, 2022 2 0:17 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss 12–4 Derrick Lewis KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus December 18, 2021 1 3:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–3 Shamil Abdurakhimov TKO (punches and elbows) UFC 266 September 25, 2021 2 1:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 11–3 Alexey Oleynik TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis February 20, 2021 1 1:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 10–3 Rodrigo Nascimento KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen October 11, 2020 1 0:45 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Performance of the Night.
Win 9–3 Parker Porter TKO (punches and knee) UFC 252 August 15, 2020 1 4:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–3 Danny Holmes TKO (head kick) Cage Fury FC 77 August 16, 2019 1 1:30 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 7–3 Azunna Anyanwu TKO (punches) Cage Fury FC 73 March 2, 2019 2 4:05 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States For the Cage Fury FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Edwin Smart TKO (punches) Ring of Combat 65 September 21, 2018 1 3:49 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–2 Jahsua Marsh TKO (punches) CES MMA 52 August 17, 2018 2 2:16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 5–2 Plinio Cruz KO (punch) Cage Fury FC 69 December 16, 2017 1 2:38 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–2 Anthony Coleman TKO (punches) KOTC: Regulator July 1, 2017 1 3:04 Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 3–2 Jeffrey Blachly Decision (unanimous) Cage Fury FC 62 December 17, 2016 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 2–2 Shawn Teed Submission (keylock) Cage Fury FC 53 December 4, 2015 2 1:20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–1 Jeffrey Blachly TKO (shoulder injury) Cage Fury FC 50 July 18, 2015 2 0:50 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 1–1 Yordany Hernandez Figueroa KO (punches) XFE 42 May 10, 2014 1 2:24 Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 1–0 Robert Duvalle TKO XFE 27 October 19, 2013 1 2:03 Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Heavyweight debut.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: August 15, 2020
  2. ^ a b "Stats | UFC". Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  3. ^ "Chris Daukaus | UFC". Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  4. ^ Iole, Kevin (December 16, 2021). "Meet Chris Daukaus, the cop who quit his day job to try to become a UFC star". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "UFC Rankings, Division Rankings, P4P rankings, UFC Champions |". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  6. ^ Joe Mason (2020-08-15). "Philly cop turns MMA opponents black and blue". starnewsphilly. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  7. ^ a b Staff (2020-08-15). "Chris Daukaus". ufc. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  8. ^ Myles Painter (2019-12-01). "Swing Big featuring Cage Fury Fighting Championships fighters Chris Daukaus and Kyle Daukaus". Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  9. ^ Daniel Vreeland (August 12, 2020). "UFC 252 Prelim Breakout Star: Chris Daukaus". Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  10. ^ Ryan Fortune (August 16, 2019). "CFFC 77: Motta vs. Balmaceda Live Results".
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  13. ^ Kirik Jenness (August 11, 2020). "CFFC is back this Wednesday and Thursday, on UFC Fight Pass".
  14. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-08-15). "UFC 252 Results: Chris Daukaus Punishes Parker Porter in Promotional Debut". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  15. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-10-10). "UFC Fight Island 5 Results: Chris Daukaus Runs Through Rodrigo Nascimento". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  16. ^ a b Haynes, Stephie (2020-10-10). "UFC Fight Island 5 bonuses: Buckley stuns with highlight reel knockout". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  17. ^ Danny Segura (2020-12-01). "Aleksei Oleinik vs. Chris Daukaus added to UFC Fight Night on Feb. 20". Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  18. ^ Gibbons, Justin (2021-02-20). "UFC Vegas 19 Results: Chris Daukaus Makes Short Work of Aleksei Oleinik". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  19. ^ a b Hiergesell, Dan (2021-02-20). "UFC Vegas 19 Bonuses! Aspinall Banks $50K For Submitting Arlovski". Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  20. ^ a b Damon Martin (2021-07-19). "Chris Daukaus vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov pulled from UFC Vegas 32, fight now expected to take place on July 31". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  21. ^ Adam Martin (2021-07-26). "Chris Daukaus vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov scratched from UFC Vegas 33". Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  22. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-07-28). "Drie nieuwe gevechten en een gecancelde partij voor UFC 266 op 25 september in Las Vegas". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
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  26. ^ Law, Eddie (2021-12-18). "UFC Vegas 45: Derrick Lewis KO's Daukus Ending 2021 In Style". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  27. ^ "Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukuas to serve as new UFC Columbus headliner". MMA Junkie. 2022-02-11. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  28. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-03-26). "UFC Columbus: Curtis Blaydes Lets Hands Do the Talking, Stops Chris Daukaus". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  29. ^ Connor Northrup (2020-08-15). "Chris Daukaus balances two professions ahead of UFC on ESPN+ 37 on Oct. 10". mymmanews. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  30. ^ Iole, Kevin (December 16, 2021). "Meet Chris Daukaus, the cop who quit his day job to try to become a UFC star". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  31. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (February 18, 2021). "It's Double Duty For Chris Daukaus". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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