Chris Daukaus revels in UFC 252 win after long road to the promotion

LAS VEGAS – Chris Daukaus beat Parker Porter with a first-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 252 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Daukaus, who won his UFC debut and had his sixth straight victory by knockout.

Result: Chris Daukaus def. Parker Porter via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:28
Updated records: Daukaus (9-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Porter (10-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Daukaus outstruck Porter 45-18.

Daukaus on the fight’s key moment

“You obviously game plan for every opponent, so we (saw) that he was going to throw a little bit wild punches – big overhand followed by a big left. So we stayed tight – everything down the middle.”

Daukaus on dropping weight for the fight

“It feels great to get something I’ve been working for for close to 10 years now, so I couldn’t be happier with the results. That’s just things we worked on. … I knew he was going to be fast, so I dropped a lot of weight for this fight – just changing the diet, changing everything. So I knew that I was faster than him and I knew I could definitely land with a simple 1-2 down the middle.”

Daukaus on what he wants next

“I’ll get back in as soon as I can – get cleared with medicals, get cleared with work, get cleared with the UFC, and whoever wants to throw down in the cage, I’m down.”

To hear more from Daukaus, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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