01 Jan UFC 252 video: Chris Daukaus demolishes Parker Porter with savage knee strike
Chris Daukaus made the most of his short-notice UFC debut with a highlight-reel knockout that he’ll remember for the rest of his career.
The Philadelphia police officer and heavyweight fighter put together a staggering combination of punches that had opponent Parker Porter on wobbly legs, but it was a devastating knee strike that ultimately ended the fight at 4:28 in the opening round.
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The fighters were out of the gate quickly with both throwing bombs from the very first exchange. Unfortunately for Porter, it was Daukaus who constantly beat him to the punch with fast hands and a long reach.
Daukaus earned a knockdown midway through the round with he clipped Porter with a short right hand but he couldn’t quite put him away.
That wasn’t the case when Daukaus unleashed a combination that saw him connect with several shots in a row and Porter was immediately rattled. Porter backed towards the cage and turned away for just a moment and that’s when Daukuas unleashed the knee that ultimately ended the fight.
Now, Daukaus joins the UFC heavyweight division with an impressive win in his debut as he looks forward to his future inside the octagon.