Chris Daukaus-Derrick Lewis Heavyweight Tilt Likely to Headline UFC Fight Night on Dec. 18
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 28, 2021
It appears that Chris
Daukaus will be taking a step up in competition for his next
UFC president Dana White told broadcast partner
ESPN on Monday that Daukaus will square off against two-time
heavyweight title challenger Derrick
Lewis at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Dec. 18.
The bout has not been finalized, but it will likely serve as the
headliner for the Fight Night card once. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas
is the probable venue.
Daukaus is currently on a five-fight professional winning streak,
with four of those victories coming in UFC competition. Most
recently, the Philadelphia native defeated Shamil
Abdurakhimov via second-round TKO at UFC 266. All four of
Daukaus’ promotional triumphs have ended inside of two rounds.
Lewis, meanwhile, is coming off a third-round TKO loss to Ciryl Gane
in an interim heavyweight title tilt at UFC 265 on Aug. 7. That
ended a four-bout winning streak for “The Black Beast,” who
previously came up short in a title bid against Daniel
Cormier at UFC 230 in November 2018.