The Las Vegas-based promotion
announced the news on Wednesday. Daukaus vs. Khizriev is
expected to be rescheduled for a future event.
UFC on ABC takes place on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and
is headlined by a middleweight clash between Marvin
Vettori and Kevin
Holland. The main card airs on ABC and ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET/1
p.m. PT, while the prelims stream on ESPN and ESPN+ beginning at
noon ET/9 a.m. PT.
After suffering his first professional defeat to Brendan
Allen at UFC on ESPN 12, Daukaus rebounded in his sophomore
promotional outing, outpointing Dustin
Stoltzfus at UFC 255 this past November. The former Cage Fury
Fighting Championships titlist owns a 10-1 career mark that also
includes a victory on Season 3 of Dana White’s Contender
Khizriev will make his UFC debut with a 13-0 record. He earned a
contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion by submitting Henrique
Shiguemoto in 50 seconds on the Contender Series this past
September. He owns other notable wins against Rousimar
Palhares and Yasubey
Enomoto under the Fight Nights Global banner.