UFC Vegas 48: Kyle Daukaus beats Jamie Pickett.
Kyle Daukaus defeated Jamie Pickett via submission (D’arce choke), Round 1 – 4:59 at UFC Vegas 48 on Saturday, February 19, 2022, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV.
“It feels great to be back here and comfortable… my brother has a battle on March 26, so any time after that,” said Daukaus, who is expected to return. back to the Octagon as soon as April after his victory said.
The two boxers opened the middle with both kicks and trading punches. Daukaus conducted a knockdown and was eventually able to take Picket down. After Daukaus failed to lock in an attempt to submit, Pickett was able to get up again. However, that was only temporary, as Daukaus picked up and discarded Pickett. Daukaus backed away, but Pickett got up just in time to escape. From the pole, Daukaus landed with a powerful elbow and then knocked Pickett down a third time. Daukaus was trapped in a D’arce bullet for a few seconds. As the clock ticked down, Daukaus sank deeper. It looked like Pickett would survive the round but with just a split second he was out.
Originally, Daukaus was supposed to fight Julian Marquez in middleweight. However, Marquez was forced to withdraw from the match and was replaced by Pickett less than two weeks before the match. Due to Pickett’s short participation in the bout, the two fighters agreed to compete in an attractive weight division.
Daukaus entered the fray with only one win in his last four battles. In his final battle, Daukaus and Kevin Holland fought inconclusively after an accidental clash of heads ended the fight. With the win, Daukaus improved to 11-2, with an uncontested one.
It took Pickett several tries to get into the UFC. Pickett lost twice in Dana White’s Contenders Series before eventually earning the contract on the third attempt. After losing his first two fights in the UFC, Pickett had won his previous two fights.
UFC Vegas 48 takes place on Saturday, February 19, 2022, live from UFC APEX. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.
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