“Brendan Allen was supposed to fight a top 15 guy, but he got me instead and I put it on him pretty good. I learned what caliber of fighter I am, and it just showed where my talents can be in the division,” the 27-year-old Daukaus told “I got a good eight-week camp for this fight with Dustin [Stoltzfus] and I’m feeling great. As long as I’m training and I have a full camp, I’m confident I can compete with anyone.”

Daukaus found out he was facing Stoltzfus at UFC 255 while he was on UFC Fight Island cornering his brother, Chris Daukaus, for his heavyweight showdown with Rodrigo Nascimento. Chris would go on to earn his second knockout victory of 2020 and put himself in an excellent position heading into 2021.

“There’s nothing like having someone so close to you being as successful as you are and we both have envisioned ourselves in the UFC and we’re both finally here, so it’s a chip off our shoulder,” Daukaus said about his brother’s success. “The work will still continue; we need to keep training hard and we can’t slack off or anything like that.”

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