Kyle Daukaus seeks a second UFC win this April when he meets a newcomer to the octagon.
Officials announced Tuesday that Daukaus (10-1) will fight Aliaskhab Khizriev (13-0) in a middleweight bout at an event on April 10, with a location still to be announced. The matchup was first reported by TASS.
Daukaus won his first UFC fight in November to improve to 1-1 in the promotion, defeating Dustin Stoltzfus by unanimous decision. The former Cage Fury Fighting Championships middleweight titleholder also made an appearance on the Contender Series in 2019, where he picked up a win but did not receive a contract at the time.
The unbeaten Khizriev won a contract on the Contender Series last year with a 50-second submission win over Henrique Shiguemoto. That signing followed an impressive run in Russia’s Fight Nights Global promotion that included wins over veterans Rousimar Palhares and Yasubey Enomoto.