UFC Austin video: Roman Dolidze lands knee to put Kyle Daukaus down in 73 seconds, has message for Michael Bisping


Roman Dolidze sent a message on Saturday in more ways than one.

The UFC Austin preliminary card was opened by the Georgian middleweight. It took only 73 seconds for Kyle Daukaus to knock him out.

Watch the video above to see the quick finish.

The beginning of the end came when Dolidze rocked Daukaus with a left hand during an exchange. Dolidze immediately moved in to pressure Daukaus and press him against the fence before scoring with a high knee that sent Daukaus down to the mat. Ground-and-pound followed and referee Mike Beltran jumped in to wave off the bout at the 1:13 mark of Round 1.

After the fight, Dolidze (10-1) used his interview time to address criticism he received during his previous fight from former UFC champion and current color commentator Michael Bisping.

“It is very important to me because my last bout I wrestled was 15minutes and Michael Bisping did not like it,” Dolidze stated. I want to greet Bisping first. And, with my heavy hands I can hit, I can kill everyone !”

This is Dolidze’s first finish since a first-round TKO of Khadis Ibragimov in his UFC debut back in July 2020. He has now won two straight and his UFC record stands at 4-1.

Daukaus (11-3, 1 NC ) was finished for the first time in his UFC career. He is 1-2 with one no contest in his past four outings.