UFC may have pushed Chris Daukaus further than he was ready for. During the UFC Columbus main event the elephant in the room was UFC’s desire to streamline a replacement for sidelined Ngannou.
Daukaus’ record is far from perfect – he succumbed to Derrick Lewis back in December. But this is the second card he’s headlined.
During round 2 of their bout, heavy handed Blaydes crushed Daukaus with a devastating right. Daukaus fell to the ground. There BLaydes piled on ground and pound and Herb Dean came to Daukaus’ aid.
— UFC (@ufc) March 27, 2022
Curtis Blaydes knocks out Chris Daukaus pic.twitter.com/5bfG8dALVA
— Takedown Defense (@ChillemThreebo) March 27, 2022
Man, I feel like the UFC might’ve rushed Daukaus a little too fast. #UFCColumbus
— Eric Nicksick (@Eric_XCMMA) March 27, 2022
Blaydes ? pic.twitter.com/8i6iYPz0Ol
— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) March 27, 2022