A pair of bright UFC middleweight prospects will look to continue their win streaks in May.
Daukaus (10-1) was supposed to fight Aliaskhab Khizriev last weekend at UFC on ABC 2, however, the fight was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. The Philadelphia native got back into the win column after losing his UFC debut to Brendan Allen with a dominant unanimous decision win over Dustin Stoltzfus.
Hawes (10-2) is riding a six-fight win streak and has never looked better. He defeated a very tough Nassourdine Imavov in his last fight via a unanimous decision, proving he can go three rounds. In his UFC debut, he knocked out Jacob Malkoun in 18 seconds.
The winner of this fight can really themselves apart as a middleweight contender.
As of now, the fight will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. With this last addition, the UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw lineup on May 8 now looks like:
- Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez
- Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal
- Gregor Gillespie vs. Diego Ferreira
- Angela Hill vs. Amanda Ribas
- Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit
- Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris
- Francisco Figueredo vs. JP Buys
- Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park
- Damir Hadzovic vs. Nikolas Motta
- Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell
- Phil Hawes vs. Kyle Daukaus