Chris Daukaus out of UFC 289 due to injury

The UFC’s long-awaited return to Canada has taken another hit.

Chris Daukaus is off UFC 289, as he’s withdrawn from his light heavyweight debut vs. Khalil Rountree due to injury. The event takes place June 10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A person with knowledge of the withdrawal recently informed MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Daukaus (12-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) was enthused to make his debut at 205 pounds, a move he hinted at prior to his final fight at heavyweight. He would’ve entered UFC 289 looking to snap a three-fight skid.

It is unclear if Rountree (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will remain on the card, but if he does, he’ll seek his fourth straight victory after consecutive wins over Modestas Bukauskas, Karl Roberson, and Dustin Jacoby.

With the change, the UFC 289 lineup includes:

  • Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Alanda – for women’s bantamweight title

  • Beneil Dariush vs. Charles Oliveira

  • Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr

  • Adam Fugitt vs. Mike Malott

  • Eryk Anders vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

  • Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Miranda Maverick

  • Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira

  • Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson

  • David Dvorak vs. Stephen Erceg

  • Chris Curtis vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Lucas Almeida vs. Hakeem Dawodu

  • Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aori Qileng

  • Khalil Rountree vs. TBA

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 289.

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