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Fighters React To Kyle Daukaus Tapping Jamie Pickett At UFC Vegas 48

Kyle Daukaus vs. Jamie Pickett was a solid co-headliner. 

The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (February 19, 2022) at the UFC Vegas 48 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. The first round opened with Kyle scoring a dump takedown and getting into half guard. Pickett held onto a guillotine choke, but let it go. In the middle of the frame, Kyle got a takedown and took his back. A third takedown took place late in the round and Kyle locked in the d’arce choke for the win with a second left. 

Peep the highlights of the fight courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account:

Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight: 

Daukaus went undefeated to earn a contract with the UFC after winning a fight on Dana White’s Contender Series and two bouts after that under the CFFC banner, both coming by submission. He dropped a decision loss to Brendan Allen in June 2020. This bout marked his promotional debut. He rebounded with a win over Dustin Stoltzfus at UFC 255 by decision before dropping a decision loss to Phil Hawes in May 2021. His previous fight against Kevin Holland ended in a no contest due to a clash of heads at UFC Vegas 38. 

Pickett entered this fight with a 13-6 pro-MMA record and on a two-fight winning streak with decision wins over Laureano Staropoli and Joseph Holmes. 

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