Kyle Daukaus Focused on CFFC 129 Despite Possible UFC Return Looming

CFFC 129’s co-main event features the return of “The D’arce Knight” Kyle Daukaus, a former UFC talent who now reigns the Cage Fury FC middleweight champ.

His title fight against Sean Fallon almost hit a snag when Daukaus initially missed weight for the fight, but it all worked out in the end.

“Feel good. My scale must have been off a little bit,” Daukaus (13-4, 1NC), who made weight on his second attempt on Thursday, told Cageside Press shortly after weigh-ins.

On the match-up with Fallon, Daukaus, a seven-fight UFC veteran, said that “I feel good. He’s a very good jiu-jitsu guy, so he’s good to test my jiu-jitsu against. I do believe I have an advantage on the feet, so we might take advantage of that. But I’m excited to get in there tomorrow.”

Daukaus does not expect to need all twenty-five minutes in the five-round fight.

“Training camp’s been great. Can’t thank these guys enough for prepping me for tomorrow night for five rounds if I need it. Which, I definitely won’t need it but I’m ready if it goes five.”

The possibility of a UFC return looms as Daukaus has gone 2-0 since his exit from the promotion following a loss to Eryk Anders in 2022. A third straight win, not to mention a title defense on UFC Fight Pass, would go a long way to getting Daukaus another look, but as he put it, there’s no need for extra motivation.

“I’m always motivated to win, and that’s most important. I know if I win I’ll get looked at, so the most important thing for me is winning. Tomorrow night I need to go 1-0 and that’s what I plan on doing.”

That said, in thanking fans for their support, Daukaus did admit to being another step closer to a potential return to the big stage.

Watch our full interview with CFFC 129 co-headliner Kyle Daukaus above.